Anomalous dimensions of monopole operators in three-dimensional quantum electrodynamics

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Abstract

The space of local operators in three-dimensional quantum electrodynamics contains monopole operators that create n units of gauge flux emanating from the insertion point. This paper uses the state-operator correspondence to calculate the anomalous dimensions of these monopole operators perturbatively to next-to-leading order in the 1/Nf expansion, thus improving on the existing leading-order results in the literature. Here, Nf is the number of two-component complex fermion flavors. The scaling dimension of the n=1 monopole operator is 0.265Nf-0.0383+O(1/Nf) at the infrared conformal fixed point.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number065016
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume89
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 14 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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