Approaching Conformality with Ten Flavors

Appelquist, Thomas, Brower, Richard C, Buchoff, Michael I, Cheng, Michael, Cohen, Saul D, Fleming, George T, Kiskis, Joe, Lin, Meifeng, Na, Heechang, Neil, Ethan T
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We present first results for lattice simulations, on a single volume, of the low-lying spectrum of an SU(3) Yang-Mills gauge theory with ten light fermions in the fundamental representation. Fits to the fermion mass dependence of various observables are found to be globally consistent with the hypothesis that this theory is within or just outside the strongly-coupled edge of the conformal window, with mass anomalous dimension consistent with 1 over the range of scales simulated. We stress that we cannot rule out the possibility of spontaneous chiral-symmetry breaking at scales well below our infrared cutoff. We discuss important systematic effects, including finite-volume corrections, and consider directions for future improvement.

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Additional Information: 7 pages, 3 figures. Submitted to Physical Review Letters. v2: corrected global fits. v3: corrected estimation of confidence intervals
Uncontrolled Keywords: hep-ph, hep-ph, hep-lat
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2020 13:33
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