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Massless scalar and antisymmetric tensor fields in de Sitter space

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Allen,  Bruce
Observational Relativity and Cosmology, AEI-Hannover, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Pathinayake, C., Vilenkin, A., & Allen, B. (1988). Massless scalar and antisymmetric tensor fields in de Sitter space. Physical Review D, 37(10), 2872-2877. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.37.2872.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0013-5D6A-5
Abstract
The theory of a massless, minimally coupled scalar field φ is closely related to that of a massless, antisymmetric tensor field Aμν. It is shown that in de Sitter space the field Aμν has a de Sitter-invariant state with a well-defined two-point function, while it is known that no such states exist for the scalar field φ.