Why Might the Standard Large N Analysis Fail in the O (N) Model: The Role of Cusps in Fixed Point Potentials

Shunsuke Yabunaka, Bertrand Delamotte

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Abstract

The large N expansion plays a fundamental role in quantum and statistical field theory. We show on the example of the O(N) model that at N= its standard implementation misses some fixed points of the renormalization group in all dimensions smaller than four. These new fixed points show singularities under the form of cusps at N= in their effective potential that become a boundary layer at finite N. We show that they have a physical impact on the multicritical physics of the O(N) model at finite N. We also show that the mechanism at play holds also for the O(N) - O(2) model and is thus probably generic.

Original languageEnglish
Article number231601
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume121
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 4 2018
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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