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General Properties of Multiscalar RG Flows in $d=4-\varepsilon$

by Slava Rychkov, Andreas Stergiou

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As Contributors: Slava Rychkov · Andreas Stergiou
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Date accepted: 2019-01-14
Date submitted: 2019-01-09
Submitted by: Stergiou, Andreas
Submitted to: SciPost Physics
Domain(s): Theoretical
Subject area: High-Energy Physics - Theory


Fixed points of scalar field theories with quartic interactions in $d=4-\varepsilon$ dimensions are considered in full generality. For such theories it is known that there exists a scalar function $A$ of the couplings through which the leading-order beta-function can be expressed as a gradient. It is here proved that the fixed-point value of $A$ is bounded from below by a simple expression linear in the dimension of the vector order parameter, $N$. Saturation of the bound requires a marginal deformation, and is shown to arise when fixed points with the same global symmetry coincide in coupling space. Several general results about scalar CFTs are discussed, and a review of known fixed points is given.

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Author comments upon resubmission

We would like to thank the referees for the careful reading of our manuscript. As suggested by Report 1, we rescaled B away earlier in the manuscript, and fixed footnote 3. We also added a few comments about next-to-leading order results in the conclusion, specifically around eq. (7.7), and footnote 20.

Submission & Refereeing History

Resubmission 1810.10541v4 on 9 January 2019
Submission 1810.10541v3 on 16 November 2018

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