Localized fermions and anomaly inflow via deconstruction


Journal Article

We study fermion localization in gauge theory space. We consider four-dimensional product gauge groups in which light chiral fermions transform under different gauge factors of the product group. This construction provides a suppression of higher dimensional operators. For example, it can be used to suppress dangerous proton decay operators. The anomalies associated with the light chiral fermions are compensated by Wess-Zumino terms, which in the continuum limit reproduce the five-dimensional Chern-Simons term. © 2002 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Skiba, W; Smith, D

Published Date

  • January 1, 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 65 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 7 -

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-2368

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1550-7998

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevD.65.095002

Citation Source

  • Scopus