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Author Borokhov, Vadim ♦ Kapustin, Anton ♦ Wu, Xinkai
Source arXiv.org
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Date of Submission 2002-07-09
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword High Energy Physics - Theory ♦ physics:hep-th
Abstract We study vortex-creating, or monopole, operators in 3d CFTs which are the infrared limit of N=2 and N=4 supersymmetric QEDs in three dimensions. Using large-Nf expansion, we construct monopole operators which are primaries of short representations of the superconformal algebra. Mirror symmetry in three dimensions makes a number of predictions about such operators, and our results confirm these predictions. Furthermore, we argue that some of our large-Nf results are exact. This implies, in particular, that certain monopole operators in N=4 d=3 SQED with Nf=1 are free fields. This amounts to a proof of 3d mirror symmetry in a special case.
Description Reference: JHEP 0212 (2002) 044
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Page Count 30


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