Supersymmetric QED at finite temperature and the principle of equivalence

R. W. Robinett

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Unbroken supersymmetric QED is examined at finite temperature and it is shown that the scalar and spinor members of a chiral superfield acquire different temperature-dependent inertial masses. By considering the renormalization of the energy-momentum tensor it is also shown that the T-dependent scalar-spinor gravitational masses are also no longer degenerate and, moreover, are different from their T-dependent inertial mass shifts implying a violation of the equivalence principle. The temperature-dependent corrections to the spinor (g-2) are also calculated and found not to vanish.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)336-340
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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