Spontaneous breaking of scale invariance and supersymmetric models at finite temperature

Joshua Feinberg*, Moshe Moshe, Michael Smolkin, Jean Zinn-Justin

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The phase structure of a supersymmetric, vector O(N) symmetric model at Large N in three dimension is presented. At zero temperature it reveals spontaneous breaking of scale invariance with no explicit breaking. When the attracting force between the massive quanta, bosons and fermions, is tuned to a certain critical value one finds massless bound states, a Goldstone boson and a Goldstone fermion, associated with the spontaneous breaking of scale invariance (massless dilaton and dilatino). The effect of finite temperature on this phenomenon is elucidated. Expectation values of the energy momentum tensor are calculated at zero and finite temperatures. The phase structure is unveiled in the limit N → ∞. We point out that at a certain critical value of the coupling constant the trace of the energy momentum tensor vanishes at all temperatures.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)4475-4483
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics A
Issue number19
StatePublished - 30 Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
* Summary of a talk (given by MM) at the Eighth Workshop on Non-Perturbative Chromodynamics, Paris 7-11 June 2004 t Supported in part by Grant number 193-00 Israel Science Foundation te-mail address: joshua@physics.technion.ac.il § e-mail address: moshe@physics.technion.ac.il ^e-mail address: smolkinm@physics.technion.ac.il "e-mail address: zinn@spht.saclay.cea.fr


  • Large N
  • Phase Structure
  • Quantum Field Theory
  • Supersymmetry


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