Pouliot type duality via a-maximization

Teruhiko Kawano, Yutaka Ookouchi, Yuji Tachikawa, Futoshi Yagi

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We study four-dimensional N = 1 Spin (10) gauge theory with a single spinor and NQ vectors at the superconformal fixed point via the electric-magnetic duality and a-maximization. When gauge invariant chiral primary operators hit the unitarity bounds, we find that the theory with no superpotential is identical to the one with some superpotential at the infrared fixed point. The auxiliary field method in the electric theory offers a satisfying description of the infrared fixed point, which is consistent with the better picture in the magnetic theory. In particular, it gives a clear description of the emergence of new massless degrees of freedom in the electric theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 13 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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