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Volume 256 - 34th annual International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory (LATTICE2016) - Applications Beyond QCD
Absence of bilinear condensate in three-dimensional QED
N. Karthik,* R. Narayanan
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: 2017-02-16 16:20:06
Published on: 2017-03-24 10:20:24
Abstract
There are plausibility arguments that QED in three dimensions has a critical number of flavors of massless two-component fermions, below which scale invariance is broken by the presence of bilinear condensate. We present numerical evidences from our lattice simulations using dynamical overlap as well as Wilson-Dirac fermions for the absence of bilinear condensate for any even number of flavors of two-component fermions. Instead, we find evidences for the scale-invariant nature of three-dimensional QED.
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