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Title: A novel approach to the study of conformality in the SU(3) theory with multiple flavors

We investigate the transition between spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking and conformal behavior in the SU(3) theory with multiple fermion flavors. We propose a new strategy for studying this transition. Instead of changing the number of flavors, we lift the mass of a subset of the fermions, keeping the rest of the fermions near the massless chiral limit in order to probe the transition.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ; ;  [1] ;  [3]
  1. Boston University, Department of Physics (United States)
  2. University of Colorado, Department of Physics (United States)
  3. Boston University, Center for Computational Science (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22472376
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics; Journal Volume: 120; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Pleiades Publishing, Inc.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; CHIRAL SYMMETRY; CHIRALITY; CONFORMAL INVARIANCE; FERMIONS; FLAVOR MODEL; REST MASS; SU-3 GROUPS; SYMMETRY BREAKING