Twin supergravities from Yang-Mills theory squared

A. Anastasiou, L. Borsten, M. J. Duff, M. J. Hughes, A. Marrani, S. Nagy, Manuela Zoccali

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We consider "twin supergravities" - pairs of supergravities with N+ and N- supersymmetries, N+>N-, with identical bosonic sectors - in the context of tensoring super Yang-Mills multiplets. It is demonstrated that the pairs of twin supergravity theories are related through their left and right super Yang-Mills factors. This procedure generates new theories from old ones. In particular, the matter coupled N- twins in D=3, 5, 6 and the N-=1 twins in D=4 have not, as far as we are aware, been obtained previously using the double-copy construction, adding to the growing list of double-copy constructible theories. The use of fundamental matter multiplets in the double-copy construction leads us to introduce a bifundamental scalar that couples to the well-known biadjoint scalar field. It is also shown that certain matter coupled supergravities admit more than one factorization into left and right super Yang-Mills-matter theories.

Original languageEnglish
Article number026013
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2017


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