## Abstract

We study the structure of the moduli spaces of vacua and superpotentials of N = 2 supersymmetric gauge theories in three dimensions. By analyzing the instanton corrections, we compute the exact superpotentials and determine the quantum Coulomb and Higgs branches of the theories in the weak coupling regions. We find candidates for non-trivial N = 2 superconformal field theories at the singularities of the moduli spaces. The analysis is carried out explicitly for gauge groups U(N_{c}) and SU(N_{c}) with N_{f} flavors. We show that the field theory results are in complete agreement with the intersecting branes picture. We also compute the exact superpotentials for arbitrary gauge groups and arbitrary matter content.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 163-191 |

Number of pages | 29 |

Journal | Nuclear Physics B |

Volume | 500 |

Issue number | 1-3 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 1 Sep 1997 |

Externally published | Yes |

## Keywords

- Exact superpotentials
- Three-dimensional supersymmetric gauge theory