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superfield

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Idea

In physics one says “superfield” when referring to a field (physics) in the context of supersymmetric field theory.

Technically, given a supermanifold XX (“superspace”), then the superspace of superfields is the internal hom Hom̲(X,)\underline{Hom}(X,\mathbb{R}) or Hom̲(X,)\underline{Hom}(X,\mathbb{C}) of real or complex valued functions on XX.

See at geometry of physics – supergeometry this example.

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References

The concept was introduced in physics (together with “superspace”) in:

  • Abdus Salam J.A. Strathdee, Supergauge Transformations, Nucl.Phys. B76 (1974) 477-482 (spire)

  • Abdus Salam J.A. Strathdee, Physical Review D11, 1521-1535 (1975)

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