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Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2011:77 | Cite as

One-loop amplitudes in six-dimensional (1,1) theories from generalised unitarity

  • Andreas Brandhuber
  • Dimitrios Korres
  • Daniel Koschade
  • Gabriele Travaglini
Article

Abstract

Recently, the spinor helicity formalism and on-shell superspace were developed for six-dimensional gauge theories with (1,1) supersymmetry. We combine these two techniques with (generalised) unitarity, which is a powerful technique to calculate scattering amplitudes in any massless theory. As an application we calculate one-loop superamplitudes with four and five external particles in the (1,1) theory and perform several consistency checks on our results.

Keywords

Supersymmetric gauge theory Gauge Symmetry Field Theories in Higher Dimensions 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Brandhuber
    • 1
  • Dimitrios Korres
    • 1
  • Daniel Koschade
    • 1
  • Gabriele Travaglini
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Research in String Theory, Department of Physics, Queen MaryUniversity of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

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