A large N chiral transition on a plaquette


Journal Article

We construct a model of a chiral transition using the well known large N transition in two dimensional U(N) lattice gauge theory. Restricting the model to a single plaquette, we introduce Grassmann variables on the corners of the plaquette with the natural phase factors of staggered fermions and couple them to the U(N) link variables. The classical theory has a continuous chiral symmetry which is broken at strong couplings, but is restored for weak couplings in the N → ∞ limit. * This work is supported in part by funds provided by the U.S. Department of Energy (D.O.E.) under cooperative research agreement #DF-FC02-94ER40818.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chandrasekharan, S

Published Date

  • March 6, 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 395 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 83 - 88

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0370-2693

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0370-2693(97)00050-6

Citation Source

  • Scopus