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# The non-rational limit of D-series minimal models

### by Sylvain Ribault

#### - Published as SciPost Phys. Core 3, 002 (2020)

### Submission summary

As Contributors: | Sylvain Ribault |

Arxiv Link: | https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.10784v4 (pdf) |

Date accepted: | 2020-07-31 |

Date submitted: | 2020-06-23 02:00 |

Submitted by: | Ribault, Sylvain |

Submitted to: | SciPost Physics Core |

Discipline: | Physics |

Subject area: | High-Energy Physics - Theory |

Approach: | Theoretical |

### Abstract

We study the limit of D-series minimal models when the central charge tends to a generic irrational value $c\in (-\infty, 1)$. We find that the limit theory's diagonal three-point structure constant differs from that of Liouville theory by a distribution factor, which is given by a divergent Verlinde formula. Nevertheless, correlation functions that involve both non-diagonal and diagonal fields are smooth functions of the diagonal fields' conformal dimensions. The limit theory is a non-trivial example of a non-diagonal, non-rational, solved two-dimensional conformal field theory.

### Ontology / Topics

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### Author comments upon resubmission

Let me emphasize that only the $P$-dependence of $\sigma(P)$ matters for taking the limit of a given four-point function. And $\sigma(P)$ does not appear in the numerical tests of crossing symmetry in Section 4.2, as taking the continuum limit transforms $\sigma(P)$ into the distribution (4.11).

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## Reports on this Submission

### Anonymous Report 1 on 2020-7-19 Invited Report

- Cite as: Anonymous, Report on arXiv:1909.10784v4, delivered 2020-07-19, doi: 10.21468/SciPost.Report.1839

### Report

I would like yet again to thank the author for clarifying the results in this paper. I still find the ultimate analysis unconvincing, but the calculations presented are still very interesting and are now sufficiently detailed to allow a reader to repeat the derivations and decide for themselves whether there is an alternative explanation, and I am happy to recommend publication.

To be more accurate: when testing crossing symmetry in Section 4.2, the sign prefactor $(-1)^{r_2s_3}$ of the three-point structure constant does appear. But this sign is not included in the definition of $\sigma(P)$ in version 4 of the submitted article. The factor $\sigma(P)$ itself is taken to be one in the $t$- and $u$-channel calculations, where it plays no role as we do not integrate over continuous momentums. In the $s$-channel calculation that factor is transformed into the distribution (4.11) by taking the limit.