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Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2011:50

First Online: 12 October 2011Received: 19 August 2011Accepted: 28 September 2011


General Lagrangians are constructed for N = 2 conformal supergravity theories in four space-time dimensions involving gauge groups with abelian and-or non-abelian electric and magnetic charges. The charges are encoded in the gauge group embedding tensor. The scalar potential induced by the gauge interactions is quadratic in this tensor, and, when the embedding tensor is treated as a spurionic quantity, it is formally covariant with respect to electric-magnetic duality. This work establishes a general framework for studying any deformation induced by gauge interactions of matter-coupled N = 2 supergravity theories. As an application, full and residual supersymmetry realizations in maximally symmetric space-times are reviewed. Furthermore, a general classification is presented of supersymmetric solutions in AdS2 × S space-times. As it turns out, these solutions allow either eight or four supersymmetries. With four supersymmetries, the spinorial parameters are Killing spinors of AdS2 that are constant on S, so that they carry no spin, while the bosonic background is rotationally invariant.

KeywordsSupersymmetry and Duality Gauge Symmetry Supergravity Models ArXiv ePrint: 1107.3305

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Author: Bernard de Wit - Maaike van Zalk

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