Supersymmetric completion of supersymmetric quantum mechanics

Seungjoon Hyun, Youngjai Kiem, Hyeonjoon Shin

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Via supersymmetry argument, we determine the effective action of the SU(2) supersymmetric Yang-Mills quantum mechanics up to two constants, which results from the full supersymmetric completion of the F4 term. The effective action, consisting of zero, two, four, six and eight fermion terms, agrees with the known perturbative one-loop calculations from the type II string theory and the matrix theory. Our derivation thus demonstrates its non-renormalization properties, namely, the one-loop exactness of the aforementioned action and the absence of the non-perturbative corrections. We briefly discuss generalizations to other branes and the comparison to the DLCQ supergravity analysis. In particular, our results show that the stringent constraints from the supersymmetry are responsible for the agreement between the matrix theory and supergravity with sixteen supercharges.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-370
Number of pages22
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Oct 4

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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