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Higher rank Wilson loops in N=2*super-Yang-Mills theory
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Theoretical Physics.
2015 (English)In: Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP), ISSN 1029-8479, E-ISSN 1126-6708, no 3, 147Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The N = 2* Super-Yang-Mills theory (SYM*) undergoes an infinite sequence of large-N quantum phase transitions. We compute expectation values of Wilson loops in k-symmetric and antisymmetric representations of the SU(N) gauge group in this theory and show that the same phenomenon that causes the phase transitions at finite coupling leads to a non-analytic dependence of Wilson loops on k/N when the coupling is strictly infinite, thus making the higher-representation Wilson loops ideal holographic probes of the non-trivial phase structure of SYM*.

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2015. no 3, 147
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Matrix Models, Wilson, 't Hooft and Polyakov loops, AdS-CFT Correspondence, Strong Coupling Expansion
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Physical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-252000DOI: 10.1007/JHEP03(2015)147ISI: 000351751200007OAI: diva2:810768
Swedish Research Council, 2013-4329
Available from: 2015-05-08 Created: 2015-04-28 Last updated: 2015-05-08Bibliographically approved

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