## The moduli space of vacua of N = 2 SUSY QCD and duality in N = 1 SUSY QCD

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Argyres, PC; Plesser, MR; Seiberg, N

Published in: Nuclear Physics B

July 8, 1996

We analyze in detail the moduli space of vacua of N = 2 SUSY QCD with nc colors and nf flavors. The Coulomb branch has submanifolds with non-Abelian gauge symmetry. The massless quarks and gluons at these vacua are smoothly connected to the underlying elementary quarks and gluons. Upon breaking N = 2 by an N = 1 preserving mass term for the adjoint field the theory flows to N = 1 SUSY QCD. Some of the massless quarks and gluons on the moduli space of the N = 2 theory become the magnetic quarks and gluons of the N = 1 theory. In this way we derive the duality m N = 1 SUSY QCD by identifying its crucial building blocks - the magnetic degrees of freedom - using only semiclassical physics and the non-renormalization theorem.

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Nuclear Physics B

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0550-3213

## Publication Date

July 8, 1996

## Volume

471

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1-2

## Start / End Page

159 / 194

## Related Subject Headings

- Nuclear & Particles Physics
- 5107 Particle and high energy physics
- 4902 Mathematical physics
- 0206 Quantum Physics
- 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics
- 0105 Mathematical Physics

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Argyres, P. C., Plesser, M. R., & Seiberg, N. (1996). The moduli space of vacua of N = 2 SUSY QCD and duality in N = 1 SUSY QCD.

*Nuclear Physics B*,*471*(1–2), 159–194. https://doi.org/10.1016/0550-3213(96)00210-6Argyres, P. C., M. R. Plesser, and N. Seiberg. “The moduli space of vacua of N = 2 SUSY QCD and duality in N = 1 SUSY QCD.”

*Nuclear Physics B*471, no. 1–2 (July 8, 1996): 159–94. https://doi.org/10.1016/0550-3213(96)00210-6.Argyres PC, Plesser MR, Seiberg N. The moduli space of vacua of N = 2 SUSY QCD and duality in N = 1 SUSY QCD. Nuclear Physics B. 1996 Jul 8;471(1–2):159–94.

Argyres, P. C., et al. “The moduli space of vacua of N = 2 SUSY QCD and duality in N = 1 SUSY QCD.”

*Nuclear Physics B*, vol. 471, no. 1–2, July 1996, pp. 159–94.*Scopus*, doi:10.1016/0550-3213(96)00210-6.Argyres PC, Plesser MR, Seiberg N. The moduli space of vacua of N = 2 SUSY QCD and duality in N = 1 SUSY QCD. Nuclear Physics B. 1996 Jul 8;471(1–2):159–194.

## Published In

Nuclear Physics B

## DOI

## ISSN

0550-3213

## Publication Date

July 8, 1996

## Volume

471

## Issue

1-2

## Start / End Page

159 / 194

## Related Subject Headings

- Nuclear & Particles Physics
- 5107 Particle and high energy physics
- 4902 Mathematical physics
- 0206 Quantum Physics
- 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics
- 0105 Mathematical Physics