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On the zero-mode structure of the Rarita-Schwinger operator

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1985
<mark>Journal</mark>Classical and Quantum Gravity
Issue number5
Volume2
Number of pages5
Pages (from-to)L109-L113
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The zero-mode spectrum of the spin-3/2 wave operator is examined in n dimensions. The authors prove that there are no non-trivial transverse modes on any compact two-dimensional Riemannian space with positive curvature nor on any standard n sphere for n>1. Such results reinforce the need for non-minimal operators to describe the physical fermion spectra in Kaluza-Klein phenomenology.