Wess-Zumino Terms in Supersymmetric Gauge Theories

Research paper by A. V. Manohar

Indexed on: 21 May '98Published on: 21 May '98Published in: High Energy Physics - Theory


The Wess-Zumino term is constructed for supersymmetric QCD with two colors and flavors, and is shown to correctly reproduce the anomalous Ward identities. Supersymmetric QCD is also shown not to have topologically stable skyrmion solutions because of baryon flat directions, which allow them to unwind. The generalization of these results to other supersymmetric theories with quantum modified constraints is discussed.