# Spontaneous Collapse of Supersymmetry

January 03, 1997

It is shown that, if generators of supersymmetry transformations
(supercharges) can be defined in a spatially homogeneous physical state, then
this state describes the vacuum. Thus, supersymmetry is broken in any thermal
state and it is impossible to proceed from it by ``symmetrization'' to states
on which an action of supercharges can be defined. So, unlike the familiar
spontaneous breakdown of bosonic symmetries, there is a complete collapse of
supersymmetry in thermal states. It is also shown that spatially homogeneous
superthermal ensembles are never supersymmetric.

open access link
Nucl.Phys. B498 (1997) 228-242

@article{Buchholz:1997mf,
author = "Buchholz, Detlev and Ojima, Izumi",
title = "{Spontaneous collapse of supersymmetry}",
journal = "Nucl. Phys.",
volume = "B498",
year = "1997",
pages = "228-242",
doi = "10.1016/S0550-3213(97)00274-5",
eprint = "hep-th/9701005",
archivePrefix = "arXiv",
primaryClass = "hep-th",
reportNumber = "RIMS-1123",
SLACcitation = "%%CITATION = HEP-TH/9701005;%%"
}

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