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Infrared dynamics of minimal walking technicolor

Luigi Del Debbio, Biagio Lucini Orcid Logo, Agostino Patella, Claudio Pica, Antonio Rago

Physical Review D, Volume: 82, Issue: 1, Start page: 014510

Swansea University Author: Biagio Lucini Orcid Logo

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We study the gauge sector of minimal walking technicolor, which is an SU(2) gauge theory with nf=2 flavors of Wilson fermions in the adjoint representation. Numerical simulations are performed on lattices Nt×Ns3, with Ns ranging from 8 to 16 and Nt=2Ns, at fixed β=2.25, and varying the fermion bare...

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Published in: Physical Review D
ISSN: 1550-7998 1550-2368
Published: 2010
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa1138
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Abstract: We study the gauge sector of minimal walking technicolor, which is an SU(2) gauge theory with nf=2 flavors of Wilson fermions in the adjoint representation. Numerical simulations are performed on lattices Nt×Ns3, with Ns ranging from 8 to 16 and Nt=2Ns, at fixed β=2.25, and varying the fermion bare mass m0, so that our numerical results cover the full range of fermion masses from the quenched region to the chiral limit. We present results for the string tension and the glueball spectrum. A comparison of mesonic and gluonic observables leads to the conclusion that the infrared dynamics is given by an SU(2) pure Yang-Mills theory with a typical energy scale for the spectrum sliding to zero with the fermion mass. The typical mesonic mass scale is proportional to and much larger than this gluonic scale. Our findings are compatible with a scenario in which the massless theory is conformal in the infrared. An analysis of the scaling of the string tension with the fermion mass toward the massless limit allows us to extract the chiral condensate anomalous dimension γ*, which is found to be γ*=0.22±0.06.
College: Faculty of Science and Engineering
Issue: 1
Start Page: 014510