Journal article

SUPERSYMMETRIC COMPOSITE MODELS

RR VOLKAS, GC JOSHI

PHYSICS REPORTS-REVIEW SECTION OF PHYSICS LETTERS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 1988

Abstract

A review of the formation of massless composite spin- 1 2 states within supersymmetric gauge theories is presented. It is hoped that a phenomenologically successful supersymmetric composite model of quarks and leptons will emerge from this research program. Two principal scenarios are reviewed: (i) massless composite fermion formation due to an exact chiral symmetry ('t Hooft consistency conditions), and (ii) massless composite fermions as the supersymmetric partners of composite Goldstone bosons (composite quasi-Goldstone fermions) arising from the dynamical breaking of chiral symmetry. Section 2 begins with reviews of: the elements of anomaly theory, the anomaly-matching equations, decoupl..

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