TY - JOUR

T1 - New effects in gauge theory from pp-wave superstrings

AU - Klebanov, Igor R.

AU - Spradlin, Marcus

AU - Volovich, Anastasia

N1 - Funding Information:
We thank D. Freedman, N. Itzhaki and S. Minwalla for helpful discussions. The work of I.R.K. was supported in part by the NSF grant PHY-9802484. M.S. and A.V. are supported in part by DOE grants DE-FG02-91ER40671 and DE-FG02-91ER40654, respectively. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

PY - 2002/11/14

Y1 - 2002/11/14

N2 - It has recently been observed that IIb string theory in the pp-wave background can be used to calculate certain quantities, such as the dimensions of BMN operators, as exact functions of the effective coupling λ′ = λ/J2. These functions interpolate smoothly between the weak and strong effective coupling regimes of N = 4 SYM theory at large R charge J. In this Letter we use the pp-wave superstring field theory of hep-th/0204146 to study more complicated observables. The expansion of the three-string interaction vertex suggests more complicated interpolating functions which in general give rise to fractional powers of λ′ in physical observables at weak effective coupling.

AB - It has recently been observed that IIb string theory in the pp-wave background can be used to calculate certain quantities, such as the dimensions of BMN operators, as exact functions of the effective coupling λ′ = λ/J2. These functions interpolate smoothly between the weak and strong effective coupling regimes of N = 4 SYM theory at large R charge J. In this Letter we use the pp-wave superstring field theory of hep-th/0204146 to study more complicated observables. The expansion of the three-string interaction vertex suggests more complicated interpolating functions which in general give rise to fractional powers of λ′ in physical observables at weak effective coupling.

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U2 - 10.1016/S0370-2693(02)02841-1

DO - 10.1016/S0370-2693(02)02841-1

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0001098892

VL - 548

SP - 111

EP - 118

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

SN - 0370-2693

IS - 1-2

ER -