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Title: Vector Effective Field Theories from Soft Limits

Abstract

Here, we present a bottom-up construction of vector effective field theories using the infrared structure of scattering amplitudes. Our results employ two distinct probes of soft kinematics: multiple soft limits and single soft limits after dimensional reduction applicable in four and general dimensions, respectively. Both approaches uniquely specify the Born-Infeld (BI) model as the only theory of vectors completely fixed by certain infrared conditions which generalize the Adler zero for pions. These soft properties imply new recursion relations for on-shell scattering amplitudes in BI theory and suggest the existence of a wider class of vector effective field theories.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [1]
  1. California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States)
  2. Charles Univ., Prague (Czech Republic)
  3. Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)
  4. Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States); Charles Univ., Prague (Czech Republic)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States); California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1457810
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1502083
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0009999; SC0010255; GACR 18-17224S; LTAUSA17069
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 120; Journal Issue: 26; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Cheung, Clifford, Kampf, Karol, Novotny, Jiri, Shen, Chia -Hsien, Trnka, Jaroslav, and Wen, Congkao. Vector Effective Field Theories from Soft Limits. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.120.261602.
Cheung, Clifford, Kampf, Karol, Novotny, Jiri, Shen, Chia -Hsien, Trnka, Jaroslav, & Wen, Congkao. Vector Effective Field Theories from Soft Limits. United States. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.120.261602.
Cheung, Clifford, Kampf, Karol, Novotny, Jiri, Shen, Chia -Hsien, Trnka, Jaroslav, and Wen, Congkao. Fri . "Vector Effective Field Theories from Soft Limits". United States. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.120.261602.
@article{osti_1457810,
title = {Vector Effective Field Theories from Soft Limits},
author = {Cheung, Clifford and Kampf, Karol and Novotny, Jiri and Shen, Chia -Hsien and Trnka, Jaroslav and Wen, Congkao},
abstractNote = {Here, we present a bottom-up construction of vector effective field theories using the infrared structure of scattering amplitudes. Our results employ two distinct probes of soft kinematics: multiple soft limits and single soft limits after dimensional reduction applicable in four and general dimensions, respectively. Both approaches uniquely specify the Born-Infeld (BI) model as the only theory of vectors completely fixed by certain infrared conditions which generalize the Adler zero for pions. These soft properties imply new recursion relations for on-shell scattering amplitudes in BI theory and suggest the existence of a wider class of vector effective field theories.},
doi = {10.1103/physrevlett.120.261602},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 26,
volume = 120,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {6}
}

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DOI: 10.1103/physrevlett.120.261602

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