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Conformal bootstrap bounds for the $U(1)$ Dirac spin liquid and $N=7$ Stiefel liquid

by Yin-Chen He, Junchen Rong, Ning Su

Submission summary

As Contributors: Yin-Chen He · Junchen Rong
Arxiv Link: https://arxiv.org/abs/2107.14637v3 (pdf)
Date accepted: 2022-06-21
Date submitted: 2022-05-17 05:45
Submitted by: He, Yin-Chen
Submitted to: SciPost Physics
Academic field: Physics
Specialties:
  • Condensed Matter Physics - Theory
  • High-Energy Physics - Theory
Approaches: Theoretical, Computational

Abstract

We apply the conformal bootstrap technique to study the $U(1)$ Dirac spin liquid (i.e. $N_f=4$ QED$_3$) and the newly proposed $N=7$ Stiefel liquid (i.e. a conjectured 3d non-Lagrangian CFT without supersymmetry). For the $N_f=4$ QED$_3$, we focus on the monopole operator and ($SU(4)$ adjoint) fermion bilinear operator. We bootstrap their single correlators as well as the mixed correlators between them. We first discuss the bootstrap kinks from single correlators. Some exponents of these bootstrap kinks are close to the expected values of QED$_3$, but we provide clear evidence that they should not be identified as the QED$_3$. By requiring the critical phase to be stable on the triangular and the kagome lattice, we obtain rigorous numerical bounds for the $U(1)$ Dirac spin liquid and the Stiefel liquid. For the triangular and kagome Dirac spin liquid, the rigorous lower bounds of the monopole operator's scaling dimension are $1.046$ and $1.105$, respectively. These bounds are consistent with the latest Monte Carlo results.

Current status:
Publication decision taken: accept

Editorial decision: For Journal SciPost Physics: Publish
(status: Editorial decision fixed and (if required) accepted by authors)



List of changes

Besides the changes of gramma mistakes and typos, we added clarifications regarding our definition of non-Lagrangian CFT in the introduction.


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Report 2 by Denis Karateev on 2022-5-24 (Invited Report)

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I am happy to recommend this paper to publication in the present form.

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Report 1 by Connor Behan on 2022-5-23 (Invited Report)

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Due to the recent changes, I think this paper can now be published. It is notable that the authors list at least four combinations of correlators that were studied but not used in any figures. This could help save time in one of the ongoing QED3 searches.

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