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Current correlators in the Coulomb branch of N=4 SYM

Brandhuber, A and Sfetsos, K (2000) Current correlators in the Coulomb branch of N=4 SYM JHEP, 0012.

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We study correlators of R-symmetry currents in the Coulomb branch of N = 4 supersymmetric gauge theory in the large-N limit, using the AdS/CFT correspondence. In particular, we consider gauge fields in the presence of gravity and scalar fields parameterizing the coset SL(6,R)/SO(6) in the context of five-dimensional gauged supergravity. From a ten-dimensional point of view these backgrounds correspond to continuous D3-brane distributions. We find the surprising result that all 2-point functions of gauge currents fall into the same universality class, irrespectively of whether they correspond to broken or unbroken symmetries. We show that the problem of finding the spectrum can be mapped into an equivalent Schroedinger problem for supersymmetric quantum mechanics. The corresponding potential is the supersymmetric partner of the potential arising in studies of the spectrum for massless scalars and transverse graviton fluctuations in these backgrounds and the associated spectra are also identical. We discuss in detail two examples where these computations can be done explicitly as in the conformal case.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Brandhuber, A
Date : 6 October 2000
DOI : 10.1088/1126-6708/2000/12/014
Uncontrolled Keywords : hep-th, hep-th
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 12:26
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 22:15

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