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Title: θ and the η ' in large N supersymmetric QCD

Here, we study the large N θ dependence and the η' potential in supersymmetric QCD with small soft SUSY-breaking terms. Known exact results in SUSY QCD are found to reflect a variety of expectations from large N perturbation theory, including the presence of branches and the behavior of theories with matter (both with N f << N and N f ~ N ). But, there are also striking departures from ordinary QCD and the conventional large N description: instanton effects, when under control, are not exponentially suppressed at large N , and branched structure in supersymmetric QCD is always associated with approximate discrete symmetries. We suggest that these differences motivate further study of large N QCD on the lattice.
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  1. Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA (United States). Santa Cruz Inst. for Particle Physics and Dept. of Physics
  2. Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (United States). Amherst Center for Fundamental Interactions, Dept. of Physics
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Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
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Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2017; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Springer Berlin
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Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA (United States)
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United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Phase Diagram of QCD; Supersymmetric Effective Theories
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