Nonperturbative beta function in three-dimensional electrodynamics

Ohad Raviv, Yigal Shamir, Benjamin Svetitsky

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We apply the Schrödinger functional method to the Abelian gauge theory in three dimensions with Nf=2 four-component fermions. We find that the calculated beta function does not cross zero in the range of coupling we study. This implies that the theory exhibits confinement and mass generation, rather than a conformal infrared regime.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014512
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 28 Jul 2014


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