par Henneaux, Marc ;Lekeu, Victor ;Leonard, Amaury
Référence Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 95, 8, 084040
Publication Publié, 2017-04-24
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Chiral tensors of mixed Young symmetry, which exist in the same spacetime dimensions 2+4n where chiral p forms can be defined, are investigated. Such chiral tensors have been argued to play a central role in exotic formulations of gravity in six dimensions and possess intriguing properties. A variational principle that yields the chiral equations of motion is explicitly constructed and related to the action for a nonchiral tensor. The use of prepotentials turns out to be essential in our analysis. We also comment on dimensional reduction.