Conformal or confining

T. Nunes da Silva, E. Pallante, Lasse Robroek

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We present a lattice study of the zero-temperature line of chiral symmetry breaking phase transitions in the conformal window of QCD for varying number of flavors. We argue that it is consistent with a lower edge of the conformal window between $N_f=8$ and $N_f=6$, and remarkably in agreement with perturbation theory and recent large-$N$ arguments. We add a theoretical analysis of the anomalous dimension of the scalar glueball operator and show that its agreement with perturbation theory and large-$N$ arguments would be sufficient to exclude an ultraviolet-infrared fixed-point merging as a mechanism for the loss of conformality.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 21-Jun-2015


  • hep-th
  • hep-lat
  • hep-ph

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