|Keywords:||supersymmetry; spontaneous symmetry breaking; gauge theory; effective field theory|
|Full text PDF:||http://hdl.handle.net/1887/37077|
The construction of the supersymmetric non-linear sigma model is presented. This model is then applied to the symmetry group SU(2N). The thesis considers the gauging of different subgroups of SU(2N), whereupon the particle spectrum of the theory is determined. The thesis concludes with an outline on how to proceed. Advisors/Committee Members: Holten, Jan-Willem van (advisor).