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Fermions without spinors

Benn, Ian and Tucker, Robin (1983) Fermions without spinors. Communications in Mathematical Physics, 89 (3). pp. 341-362. ISSN 0010-3616

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The classical Kähler equation for an inhomogeneous differential form is analysed in some detail with respect to the physical properties of its Minkowski space solutions. Although the components of the field contain only integer representations of the Lorentz group for a physical interpretation of the quantum theory, we impose fermionic commutators. The electromagnetic interactions are identical to those of a Dirac spinor field with an extra fourfold degeneracy. Possibilities for the interpretation of the extra degrees of freedom are discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Communications in Mathematical Physics
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 74919
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 03 Aug 2015 15:20
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2018 02:17
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