Higgsing and superpotential deformations of A D E superconformal theories

Takuya Okuda, Yutaka Ookouchi

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We study large classes of renormalization group flows, driven by scalar expectation values or mesonic superpotential terms, away from the conformal fixed points of the 4d supersymmetric gauge theories with A D E-type superpotentials. The a-maximization procedure allows us to compute the R charges and to check the a-theorem conjecture. For a theory obtained by Higgsing the Dk+2 theory, we use the magnetic dual description proposed by Brodie to determine the parameter region where the resulting theory is at a non-trivial conformal fixed point.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-90
Number of pages32
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 16 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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