N = 2 moduli spaces and N = 1 dualities for SO(nc ) and USp(2nc ) super-QCD

Journal Article

We determine the exact global structure of the moduli space of N = 2 supersymmetric SO(n) and USp(2n) gauge theories with matter hypermultiplets in the fundamental representations, using the non-renormalization theorem for the Higgs branches and the exact solutions for the Coulomb branches. By adding an (N = 2)-breaking mass term for the adjoint chiral field and varying the mass, the N = 2 theories can be made to flow to either an "electric" N = 1 supersymmetric QCD or its N = 1 dual "magnetic" version. We thus obtain a derivation of the N = 1 dualities of Seiberg.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Argyres, PC; Plesser, MR; Shapere, AD

Published Date

  • 1997

Published In

  • Nuclear Physics B

Volume / Issue

  • 483 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 172 - 186