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Title: No-go for partially massless spin-2 Yang-Mills

There are various no-go results forbidding self-interactions for a single partially massless spin-2 field. Given the photon-like structure of the linear partially massless field, it is natural to ask whether a multiplet of such fields can interact under an internal Yang-Mills like extension of the partially massless symmetry. In this paper, we give two arguments that such a partially massless Yang-Mills theory does not exist. The first is that there is no Yang-Mills like non-abelian deformation of the partially massless symmetry, and the second is that cubic vertices with the appropriate structure constants do not exist.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [1] ;  [4]
  1. Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States)
  2. Perimeter Inst. for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, ON (Canada)
  3. Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
  4. Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States); Perimeter Inst. for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0011941
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2016; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher:
Springer Berlin
Research Org:
Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; Gauge Symmetry; Classical Theories of Gravity
OSTI Identifier:
1327261