Six dimensional QCD at two loops

Gracey, John ORCID: 0000-0002-9101-2853
(2016) Six dimensional QCD at two loops. Physical Review D, 93 (02).

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We construct the six dimensional Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) Lagrangian in a linear covariant gauge and subsequently renormalize it at two loops in the MSbar scheme. The coupling constant corresponding to the gauge interaction is asymptotically free for all numbers of quark fields, Nf. Analysing the beta-functions yields a rich spectrum of fixed points. For instance, the conformal window in the six dimensional theory is at Nf = 16 for the SU(3) colour group. The critical theory structure is similar to that of an O(N) scalar theory in eight dimensions. Using the large N expansion the latter is shown to be in the same universality class as the Heisenberg ferromagnet. Similarly using the large Nf expansion, six dimensional QCD is shown to be in the same class as the two dimensional non-abelian Thirring model and four dimensional QCD. Abelian gauge theories are also renormalized at high loops in six and eight dimensions. It is shown that the gauge parameter only appears in the electron anomalous dimension at one loop, similar to four dimensions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 30 pages
Uncontrolled Keywords: hep-th, hep-th, hep-ph
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2016 12:11
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2022 12:29
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.93.025025
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