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|As Contributors:||Slava Rychkov · Andreas Stergiou|
|Submitted by:||Stergiou, Andreas|
|Submitted to:||SciPost Physics|
|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.
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.