BRST-BV approach to continuous-spin field

Research paper by R. R. Metsaev

Indexed on: 22 Mar '18Published on: 22 Mar '18Published in: arXiv - High Energy Physics - Theory


Using BRST-BV approach, massless and massive continuous-spin fields propagating in the flat space are studied. For such fields, BRST-BV gauge invariant Lagrangian is obtained. The Lagrangian and gauge transformations are constructed out of traceless gauge fields and traceless gauge transformation parameters. Interrelation between the BRST-BV Lagrangian and the Lagrangian for the continuous-spin fields in metric-like approach is demonstrated. Considering the BRST-BV Lagrangian in the Siegel gauge, we get gauge-fixed Lagrangian which is invariant under global BRST and antiBRST transformations.