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N = 1 SQCD and the transverse field Ising model

Poland, David and Simmons-Duffin, David (2012) N = 1 SQCD and the transverse field Ising model. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2012 (2). Art. No. 009. ISSN 1029-8479.

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We study the dimensions of non-chiral operators in the Veneziano limit of N = 1 supersymmetric QCD in the conformal window. We show that when acting on gauge-invariant operators built out of scalars, the 1-loop dilatation operator is equivalent to the spin chain Hamiltonian of the 1D Ising model in a transverse magnetic field, which is a nontrivial integrable system that is exactly solvable at finite length. Solutions with periodic boundary conditions give the anomalous dimensions of flavor-singlet operators and solutions with fixed boundary conditions give the anomalous dimensions of operators whose ends contain open flavor indices.

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Poland, David0000-0003-3854-2430
Simmons-Duffin, David0000-0002-2937-9515
Additional Information:© 2012 SISSA, Trieste, Italy. First Online: 06 February 2012. We would like to thank Clay Córdova, Sean Hartnoll, and Xi Yin for helpful comments and conversations. This work is supported in part by the Harvard Center for the Fundamental Laws of Nature and by NSF grant PHY-0556111.
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Subject Keywords:Supersymmetric gauge theory, Integrable Field Theories
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Official Citation:Poland, D. & Simmons-Duffin, D. J. High Energ. Phys. (2012) 2012: 9.
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