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  1. Enhanced global symmetries and the chiral phase transition

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    We examine the possibility that the physical spectrum of a vectorlike gauge field theory exhibits an enhanced global symmetry near a chiral phase transition. A transition from the Goldstone phase to the symmetric phase is expected as the number of fermions Nf is increased to some critical value. Various investigations have suggested that a parity-doubled spectrum develops as the critical value is approached. Using an effective Lagrangian as a guide, we note that parity doubling is associated with the appearance of an enhanced global symmetry in the spectrum of the theory. The enhanced symmetry would develop as the spectrum splits into two sectors, with the first exhibiting the usual pattern of a spontaneously broken chiral symmetry, and the second exhibiting an additional, unbroken symmetry and parity doubling. The first sector includes the Goldstone bosons and other states such as massive scalar partners. The second includes a parity-degenerate vector and axial vector along with other possible parity partners. We note that if such a near-critical theory describes symmetry breaking in the electroweak theory, the additional symmetry suppresses the contribution of the parity-doubled sector to the S parameter. (c) 1999 The American Physical Society

  2. Chiral symmetry

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    We present many varied chiral symmetry models at the quark level which consistently describe strong interaction hadron dynamics. The pattern that emerges is a nonstrange current quark mass scale mcur ≅ (34-69) MeV and a current quark mass ratio (ms/m)cur ≅ 5-6 along with no strange quark content in nucleons. (orig./WL)

  3. Chiral symmetry and chiral-symmetry breaking

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    These lectures concern the dynamics of fermions in strong interaction with gauge fields. Systems of fermions coupled by gauge forces have a very rich structure of global symmetries, which are called chiral symmetries. These lectures will focus on the realization of chiral symmetries and the causes and consequences of thier spontaneous breaking. A brief introduction to the basic formalism and concepts of chiral symmetry breaking is given, then some explicit calculations of chiral symmetry breaking in gauge theories are given, treating first parity-invariant and then chiral models. These calculations are meant to be illustrative rather than accurate; they make use of unjustified mathematical approximations which serve to make the physics more clear. Some formal constraints on chiral symmetry breaking are discussed which illuminate and extend the results of our more explicit analysis. Finally, a brief review of the phenomenological theory of chiral symmetry breaking is presented, and some applications of this theory to problems in weak-interaction physics are discussed

  4. Chiral symmetry and chiral-symmetry breaking

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    Peskin, M.E.

    1982-12-01

    These lectures concern the dynamics of fermions in strong interaction with gauge fields. Systems of fermions coupled by gauge forces have a very rich structure of global symmetries, which are called chiral symmetries. These lectures will focus on the realization of chiral symmetries and the causes and consequences of thier spontaneous breaking. A brief introduction to the basic formalism and concepts of chiral symmetry breaking is given, then some explicit calculations of chiral symmetry breaking in gauge theories are given, treating first parity-invariant and then chiral models. These calculations are meant to be illustrative rather than accurate; they make use of unjustified mathematical approximations which serve to make the physics more clear. Some formal constraints on chiral symmetry breaking are discussed which illuminate and extend the results of our more explicit analysis. Finally, a brief review of the phenomenological theory of chiral symmetry breaking is presented, and some applications of this theory to problems in weak-interaction physics are discussed. (WHK)

  5. Chiral phase transition in a lattice fermion-gauge-scalar model with U(1) gauge symmetry

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    The chiral phase transition induced by a charged scalar field is investigated numerically in a lattice fermion-gauge-scalar model with U(1) gauge symmetry, proposed recently as a model for dynamical fermion mass generation. For very strong gauge coupling the transition is of second order and its scaling properties are very similar to those of the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model. However, in the vicinity of the tricritical point at somewhat weaker coupling, where the transition changes the order, the scaling behavior is different. Therefore it is worthwhile to investigate the continuum limit of the model at this point. (orig.)

  6. Introduction to chiral symmetry

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    These lectures are an attempt to a pedagogical introduction into the elementary concepts of chiral symmetry in nuclear physics. Effective chiral models such as the linear and nonlinear sigma model will be discussed as well as the essential ideas of chiral perturbation theory. Some applications to the physics of ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions will be presented

  7. Baryons and Chiral Symmetry

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    Liu, Keh-Fei

    2016-01-01

    The relevance of chiral symmetry in baryons is highlighted in three examples in the nucleon spectroscopy and structure. The first one is the importance of chiral dynamics in understanding the Roper resonance. The second one is the role of chiral symmetry in the lattice calculation of $\\pi N \\sigma$ term and strangeness. The third one is the role of chiral $U(1)$ anomaly in the anomalous Ward identity in evaluating the quark spin and the quark orbital angular momentum. Finally, the chiral effective theory for baryons is discussed.

  8. The QCD chiral transition, $\\ua$ symmetry and the Dirac spectrum using domain wall fermions

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    Buchoff, Michael I; Christ, Norman H; Ding, H -T; Jung, Chulwoo; Karsch, F; Mawhinney, R D; Mukherjee, Swagato; Petreczky, P; Renfrew, Dwight; Schroeder, Chris; Vranas, P M; Yin, Hantao; Lin, Zhongjie

    2013-01-01

    We report on a study of the finite-temperature QCD transition region for temperatures between 139 and 196 MeV, with a pion mass of 200 MeV and two space-time volumes: $24^3\\times8$ and $32^3\\times8$, where the larger volume varies in linear size between 5.6 fm (at T=139 MeV) and 4.0 fm (at T=195 MeV). These results are compared with the results of an earlier calculation using the same action and quark masses but a smaller, $16^3\\times8$ volume. The chiral domain wall fermion formulation with a combined Iwasaki and dislocation suppressing determinant ratio gauge action are used. This lattice action accurately reproduces the $\\sua$ and $\\ua$ symmetries of the continuum. Results are reported for the chiral condensates, connected and disconnected susceptibilities and the Dirac eigenvalue spectrum. We find a pseudo-critical temperature, $T_c$, of approximately 165 MeV consistent with previous results and strong finite volume dependence below $T_c$. Clear evidence is seen for $\\ua$ symmetry breaking above $T_c$ whi...

  9. Applications of chiral symmetry

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    The author discusses several topics in the applications of chiral symmetry at nonzero temperature. First, where does the rho go? The answer: up. The restoration of chiral symmetry at a temperature Tχ implies that the ρ and a1 vector mesons are degenerate in mass. In a gauged linear sigma model the ρ mass increases with temperature, mρ(Tχ) > mρ(0). The author conjectures that at Tχ the thermal ρ - a1, peak is relatively high, at about ∼1 GeV, with a width approximately that at zero temperature (up to standard kinematic factors). The ω meson also increases in mass, nearly degenerate with the ρ, but its width grows dramatically with temperature, increasing to at least ∼100 MeV by Tχ. The author also stresses how utterly remarkable the principle of vector meson dominance is, when viewed from the modern perspective of the renormalization group. Secondly, he discusses the possible appearance of disoriented chiral condensates from open-quotes quenchedclose quotes heavy ion collisions. It appears difficult to obtain large domains of disoriented chiral condensates in the standard two flavor model. This leads to the last topic, which is the phase diagram for QCD with three flavors, and its proximity to the chiral critical point. QCD may be very near this chiral critical point, and one might thereby generated large domains of disoriented chiral condensates

  10. Chiral symmetry in rotating systems

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    Malik, Sham S.

    2015-08-01

    The triaxial rotating system at critical angular momentum I ≥Iband exhibits two enatiomeric (the left- and right-handed) forms. These enatiomers are related to each other through dynamical chiral symmetry. The chiral symmetry in rotating system is defined by an operator χ ˆ =Rˆy (π) T ˆ, which involves the product of two distinct symmetries, namely, continuous and discrete. Therefore, new guidelines are required for testing its commutation with the system Hamiltonian. One of the primary objectives of this study is to lay down these guidelines. Further, the possible impact of chiral symmetry on the geometrical arrangement of angular momentum vectors and investigation of observables unique to nuclear chiral-twins is carried out. In our model, the angular momentum components (J1, J2, J3) occupy three mutually perpendicular axes of triaxial shape and represent a non-planar configuration. At certain threshold energy, the equation of motion in angular momentum develops a second order phase transition and as a result two distinct frames (i.e., the left- and right-handed) are formed. These left- and right-handed states correspond to a double well system and are related to each other through chiral operator. At this critical angular momentum, the centrifugal and Coriolis interactions lower the barrier in the double well system. The tunneling through the double well starts, which subsequently lifts the degeneracy among the rotational states. A detailed analysis of the behavior of rotational energies, spin-staggering, and the electromagnetic transition probabilities of the resulting twin-rotational bands is presented. The ensuing model results exhibit similarities with many observed features of the chiral-twins. An advantage of our formalism is that it is quite simple and it allows us to pinpoint the understanding of physical phenomenon which lead to chiral-twins in rotating systems.

  11. Chiral Symmetry Restoration from a Boundary

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    Tiburzi, B C

    2013-01-01

    The boundary of a manifold can alter the phase of a theory in the bulk. We explore the possibility of a boundary-induced phase transition for the chiral symmetry of QCD. In particular, we investigate the consequences of imposing homogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions on the quark fields. Such boundary conditions are employed on occasion in lattice gauge theory computations, for example, when including external electromagnetic fields, or when computing quark propagators with a reduced temporal extent. Homogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions force the chiral condensate to vanish at the boundary, and thereby obstruct the spontaneous breaking of chiral symmetry in the bulk. As the restoration of chiral symmetry due to a boundary is a non-perturbative phenomenon, we utilize the sigma model to exemplify the issues. Using this model, we find that chiral symmetry is completely restored if the length of the compact direction is less than 2.0 fm. For lengths greater than about 4 fm, an approximately uniform chiral...

  12. Global Currents, Phase Transitions, and Chiral Symmetry Breaking in Large N_c Gauge Theory

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    Albash, T; Johnson, C V; Kundu, A; Albash, Tameem; Filev, Veselin; Johnson, Clifford V.; Kundu, Arnab

    2006-01-01

    We study the finite temperature dynamics of SU(N_c) gauge theory for large N_c, with fundamental quark flavours in a quenched approximation, in the presence of a fixed charge under a global current. We observe several notable phenomena. There is a first order phase transition where the quark condensate jumps discontinuously at finite quark mass, generalizing similar transitions seen at zero charge. We find a non-zero condensate at zero quark mass above a critical value of the charge, corresponding to an analogue of spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking at finite number density. We find that the spectrum of mesons contains the expected associated Goldstone (``pion'') degrees of freedom with a mass dependence on the quark mass that is consistent with the Gell-Mann-Oakes-Renner relation. Our tool in these studies is holography, the string dual of the gauge theory being the geometry of $N_c$ spinning D3-branes at finite temperature, probed by a D7-brane.

  13. The phi-meson and Chiral-mass-meson production in heavy-ion collisions as potential probes of quark-gluon-plasma and Chiral symmetry transitions

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    Takahashi, Y.; Eby, P. B.

    1985-01-01

    Possibilities of observing abundances of phi mesons and narrow hadronic pairs, as results of QGP and Chiral transitions, are considered for nucleus-nucleus interactions. Kinematical requirements in forming close pairs are satisfied in K+K decays of S(975) and delta (980) mesons with small phi, and phi (91020) mesons with large PT, and in pi-pi decays of familiar resonance mesons only in a partially restored chiral symmetry. Gluon-gluon dominance in QGP can enhance phi meson production. High hadronization rates of primordial resonance mesons which form narrow hadronic pairs are not implausible. Past cosmic ray evidences of anomalous phi production and narrow pair abundances are considered.

  14. The chiral transition and U(1)_A symmetry restoration from lattice QCD using Domain Wall Fermions

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    Bazavov, A; Buchoff, Michael I; Cheng, Michael; Christ, N H; Ding, H -T; Gupta, Rajan; Hegde, Prasad; Jung, Chulwoo; Karsch, F; Lin, Zhongjie; Mawhinney, R D; Mukherjee, Swagato; Petreczky, P; Soltz, R A; Vranas, P M; Yin, Hantao

    2012-01-01

    We present results on both the restoration of the spontaneously broken chiral symmetry and the effective restoration of the anomalously broken U(1)_A symmetry in finite temperature QCD at zero chemical potential using lattice QCD. We employ domain wall fermions on lattices with fixed temporal extent N_\\tau = 8 and spatial extent N_\\sigma = 16 in a temperature range of T = 139 - 195 MeV, corresponding to lattice spacings of a \\approx 0.12 - 0.18 fm. In these calculations, we include two degenerate light quarks and a strange quark at fixed pion mass m_\\pi = 200 MeV. The strange quark mass is set near its physical value. We also present results from a second set of finite temperature gauge configurations at the same volume and temporal extent with slightly heavier pion mass. To study chiral symmetry restoration, we calculate the chiral condensate, the disconnected chiral susceptibility, and susceptibilities in several meson channels of different quantum numbers. To study U(1)_A restoration, we calculate spatial ...

  15. Shape Transitions and Chiral Symmetry Breaking in the Energy Landscape of the Mitotic Chromosome

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    Zhang, Bin; Wolynes, Peter G.

    2016-06-01

    We derive an unbiased information theoretic energy landscape for chromosomes at metaphase using a maximum entropy approach that accurately reproduces the details of the experimentally measured pairwise contact probabilities between genomic loci. Dynamical simulations using this landscape lead to cylindrical, helically twisted structures reflecting liquid crystalline order. These structures are similar to those arising from a generic ideal homogenized chromosome energy landscape. The helical twist can be either right or left handed so chiral symmetry is broken spontaneously. The ideal chromosome landscape when augmented by interactions like those leading to topologically associating domain formation in the interphase chromosome reproduces these behaviors. The phase diagram of this landscape shows that the helical fiber order and the cylindrical shape persist at temperatures above the onset of chiral symmetry breaking, which is limited by the topologically associating domain interaction strength.

  16. Shape Transitions and Chiral Symmetry Breaking in the Energy Landscape of the Mitotic Chromosome

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    Zhang, Bin

    2015-01-01

    We derive an unbiased information theoretic energy landscape for chromosomes at metaphase using a maximum entropy approach that accurately reproduces the details of the experimentally measured pair-wise contact probabilities between genomic loci. Dynamical simulations using this landscape lead to cylindrical, helically twisted structures reflecting liquid crystalline order. These structures are similar to those arising from a generic ideal homogenized chromosome energy landscape. The helical twist can be either right or left handed so chiral symmetry is broken spontaneously. The ideal chromosome landscape when augmented by interactions like those leading to topologically associating domain (TAD) formation in the interphase chromosome reproduces these behaviors. The phase diagram of this landscape shows the helical fiber order and the cylindrical shape persist at temperatures above the onset of chiral symmetry breaking which is limited by the TAD interaction strength.

  17. Quarks, baryons and chiral symmetry

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    Hosaka, Atsushi

    2001-01-01

    This book describes baryon models constructed from quarks, mesons and chiral symmetry. The role of chiral symmetry and of quark model structure with SU(6) spin-flavor symmetry are discussed in detail, starting from a pedagogic introduction. Emphasis is placed on symmetry aspects of the theories. As an application, the chiral bag model is studied for nucleon structure, where important methods of theoretical physics, mostly related to the semiclassical approach for a system of strong interactions, are demonstrated. The text is more practical than formal; tools and ideas are explained in detail w

  18. Chiral symmetry and scalars

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    The suggestion by Jaffe that if σ is a light q2q-bar2 state 0++ then even the fundamental chiral transformation properties of the σ becomes unclear, has stimulated much interest. Adler pointed out that in fact the seminal work on chiral symmetry via PCAC consistency, is really quite consistent with the σ being predominantly q2q-bar2. This interpretation was actually backed by subsequent work on effective Lagrangian methods for linear and non linear realizations. More recent work of Achasov suggests that intermediate four-quark states determine amplitudes involving other scalars a0(980) and f0(980) below 1 GeV, and the report by Ning Wu that study on σ meson in J/ψ → ωπ+π- continue to support a non qq-bar σ with mass as low as 390 MeV. It is also noted that more recent re-analysis of πK scattering by S. Ishida et al. together with the work of the E791 Collaboration, support the existence of the scalar κ particle with comparatively light mass as well

  19. Chiral symmetry restoration in effective Lagrangian models

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    The restoration is studied of chiral symmetry in dense baryon matter using effective lagrangian models of QCD, in which baryons are described as topological solitons. Starting from the breaking of scale invariance and chiral symmetry in the QCD vacuum, the foundations are discussed of effective lagrangians and their relevance for applications to dense matter. Soliton models, such a the Skyrme model, show a phase transition at high densities, whose order parameter is the average scalar field. The properties are investigated of the two phases of the effective theory and show that the phase transition corresponds to the restoration of the chiral symmetry of QCD. It is argued that it should not be understood as deconfinement. The author then considers this phase transition in the context of the Cheshire Cat principle, which provides the link to the underlying quarks of QCD. An analogue of the Cheshire Cat property of this chiral bag model for baryons is found in solitons of effective lagrangians with a scalar glueball field. The Cheshire Cat interpretation of the results of effective lagrangians provides a consistent picture of chiral symmetry restoration at high densities. To verify this interpretation explicitly, the author finally generalizes the effective lagrangian approach to dense matter to a chiral bag model description with quark degrees of freedom

  20. Spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking in metamaterials

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    Liu, Mingkai; Powell, David A.; Shadrivov, Ilya V.; Lapine, Mikhail; Kivshar, Yuri S.

    2014-07-01

    Spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking underpins a variety of areas such as subatomic physics and biochemistry, and leads to an impressive range of fundamental phenomena. Here we show that this prominent effect is now available in artificial electromagnetic systems, enabled by the advent of magnetoelastic metamaterials where a mechanical degree of freedom leads to a rich variety of strong nonlinear effects such as bistability and self-oscillations. We report spontaneous symmetry breaking in torsional chiral magnetoelastic structures where two or more meta-molecules with opposite handedness are electromagnetically coupled, modifying the system stability. Importantly, we show that chiral symmetry breaking can be found in the stationary response of the system, and the effect is successfully demonstrated in a microwave pump-probe experiment. Such symmetry breaking can lead to a giant nonlinear polarization change, energy localization and mode splitting, which provides a new possibility for creating an artificial phase transition in metamaterials, analogous to that in ferrimagnetic domains.

  1. Chiral symmetry on the lattice

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    The author reviews some of the difficulties associated with chiral symmetry in the context of a lattice regulator. The author discusses the structure of Wilson Fermions when the hopping parameter is in the vicinity of its critical value. Here one flavor contrasts sharply with the case of more, where a residual chiral symmetry survives anomalies. The author briefly discusses the surface mode approach, the use of mirror Fermions to cancel anomalies, and finally speculates on the problems with lattice versions of the standard model

  2. Chiral symmetry on the lattice

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    Creutz, M.

    1994-11-01

    The author reviews some of the difficulties associated with chiral symmetry in the context of a lattice regulator. The author discusses the structure of Wilson Fermions when the hopping parameter is in the vicinity of its critical value. Here one flavor contrasts sharply with the case of more, where a residual chiral symmetry survives anomalies. The author briefly discusses the surface mode approach, the use of mirror Fermions to cancel anomalies, and finally speculates on the problems with lattice versions of the standard model.

  3. Chiral Perturbation in the Hidden Local Symmetry and Vector Manifestation of Chiral Symmetry

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    Harada, Masayasu

    2001-01-01

    In this talk I summarize our recent works on the chiral phase transition in the large flavor QCD studied by the hidden local symmetry (HLS). Bare parameters in the HLS are determined by matching the HLS with the underlying QCD at the matching scale through the Wilsonian matching. This leads to the vector manifestation of the Wigner realization of the chiral symmetry in which the symmetry is restored by the massless degenerate pion (and its flavor partners) and rho meson (and its flavor partne...

  4. Chiral symmetry in perturbative QCD

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    The chiral symmetry of quantum chromodynamics with massless quarks is unbroken in perturbation theory. Dimensional regularization is used. The ratio of the vector and axial vector renormalization constante is shown to be independent of the renormalization mass. The general results are explicitly verified to fourth order in g, the QCD coupling constant

  5. Instantons and chiral symmetry breaking

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    A detailed investigation of chiral symmetry breaking due to instanton dynamics is carried out, within the framework of the dilute gas approximation, for quarks in both the fundamental and adjoint representations of SU(2). The momentum dependence of the dynamical mass is found to be very similar in each representation. (orig.)

  6. Restoration of Chiral Symmetry in Excited Hadrons

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    Physics of the low-lying and high-lying hadrons in the light flavor sector is reviewed. While the low-lying hadrons are strongly affected by the spontaneous breaking of chiral symmetry, in the high-lying hadrons the chiral symmetry is restored. A manifestation of the chiral symmetry restoration in excited hadrons is a persistence of the chiral multiplet structure in both baryon and meson spectra. Meson and baryon chiral multiplets are classified. A relation between the chiral symmetry restoration and the string picture of excited hadrons is discussed. (author)

  7. Neutrino Oscillation Induced by Chiral Phase Transition

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    MU Cheng-Fu; SUN Gao-Feng; ZHUANG Peng-Fei

    2009-01-01

    Electric charge neutrality provides a relationship between chiral dynamics and neutrino propagation in compact stars.Due to the sudden drop of the electron density at the first-order chiral phase transition,the oscillation for low energy neutrinos is significant and can be regarded as a signature of chiral symmetry restoration in the core of compact stars.

  8. Catalysis of Dynamical Chiral Symmetry Breaking by Chiral Chemical Potential

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    Braguta, V V

    2016-01-01

    In this paper we study the properties of media with chiral imbalance parameterized by chiral chemical potential. It is shown that depending on the strength of interaction between constituents in the media the chiral chemical potential either creates or enhances dynamical chiral symmetry breaking. Thus the chiral chemical potential plays a role of the catalyst of dynamical chiral symmetry breaking. Physically this effect results from the appearance of the Fermi surface and additional fermion states on this surface which take part in dynamical chiral symmetry breaking. An interesting conclusion which can be drawn is that at sufficiently small temperature chiral plasma is unstable with respect to condensation of Cooper pairs and dynamical chiral symmetry breaking even for vanishingly small interactions between constituents.

  9. Chiral symmetry and nucleon structure

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    Holstein, B.R. (Massachusetts Univ., Amherst, MA (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astromony Washington Univ., Seattle, WA (United States). Inst. for Nuclear Theory)

    1992-01-01

    Recently it has been realized that significant tests of the validity of QCD are available in low energy experiments (E < 500 MeV) by exploiting the property of (broken) chiral symmetry. This technique has been highly developed in The Goldstone boson sector by the work of Gasser and Leutwyler. Application to the nucleon system is much more difficult and is now being carefully developed.

  10. Chiral symmetry breaking and monopoles

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    Di Giacomo, Adriano; Pucci, Fabrizio

    2015-01-01

    To understand the relation between the chiral symmetry breaking and monopoles, the chiral condensate which is the order parameter of the chiral symmetry breaking is calculated in the $\\overline{\\mbox{MS}}$ scheme at 2 [GeV]. First, we add one pair of monopoles, varying the monopole charges $m_{c}$ from zero to four, to SU(3) quenched configurations by a monopole creation operator. The low-lying eigenvalues of the Overlap Dirac operator are computed from the gauge links of the normal configurations and the configurations with additional monopoles. Next, we compare the distributions of the nearest-neighbor spacing of the low-lying eigenvalues with the prediction of the random matrix theory. The low-lying eigenvalues not depending on the scale parameter $\\Sigma$ are compared to the prediction of the random matrix theory. The results show the consistency with the random matrix theory. Thus, the additional monopoles do not affect the low-lying eigenvalues. Moreover, we discover that the additional monopoles increa...

  11. Hyperfine meson splittings: chiral symmetry versus transverse gluon exchange

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    Llanes-Estrada, Felipe J; Swanson, Eric S; Szczepaniak, Adam P; Llanes-Estrada, Felipe J.; Cotanch, Stephen R.; Szczepaniak, Adam P.; Swanson, Eric S.

    2004-01-01

    Meson spin splittings are examined within an effective Coulomb gauge QCD Hamiltonian incorporating chiral symmetry and a transverse hyperfine interaction necessary for heavy quarks. For light and heavy quarkonium systems the pseudoscalar-vector meson spectrum is generated by approximate BCS-RPA diagonalizations. This relativistic formulation includes both $S$ and $D$ waves for the vector mesons which generates a set of coupled integral equations. A smooth transition from the heavy to the light quark regime is found with chiral symmetry dominating the $\\pi$-$\\rho$ mass difference. A good, consistent description of the observed meson spin splittings and chiral quantities, such as the quark condensate and the $\\pi$ mass, is obtained. Similar comparisons with TDA diagonalizations, which violate chiral symmetry, are deficient for light pseudoscalar mesons indicating the need to simultaneously include both chiral symmetry and a hyperfine interaction. The $\\eta_b$ mass is predicted to be around 9400 MeV consistent w...

  12. Symmetry structure and phase transitions

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    Ashok Goyal; Meenu Dahiya; Deepak Chandra

    2003-05-01

    We study chiral symmetry structure at finite density and temperature in the presence of external magnetic field and gravity, a situation relevant in the early Universe and in the core of compact stars. We then investigate the dynamical evolution of phase transition in the expanding early Universe and possible formation of quark nuggets and their survival.

  13. Implications of Local Chiral Symmetry Breaking

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    La, H S

    2003-01-01

    The spontaneous symmetry breaking of a local chiral symmetry to its diagonal vector symmetry naturally realizes a complete geometrical structure more general than that of Yang-Mills (YM) theory, rather similar to that of gravity. A good example is the Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) with respect to the Chiral Color model. Also, a new anomaly-free particle content for a Chiral Color model is introduced: the Chiral Color can be realized without introducing whole new generations of quarks and leptons, but by simply enlarging each generation with new exotic fermions.

  14. Is chiral symmetry manifested in nuclear structure?

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    Furnstahl, R. J.; Schwenk, A

    2010-01-01

    Spontaneously broken chiral symmetry is an established property of low-energy quantum chromodynamics, but finding direct evidence for it from nuclear structure data is a difficult challenge. Indeed, phenomenologically successful energy-density functional approaches do not even have explicit pions. Are there smoking guns for chiral symmetry in nuclei?

  15. Chiral transition of fundamental and adjoint quarks

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    Capdevilla, R. M.; Doff, A.(Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná – UTFPR – DAFIS, Av. Monteiro Lobato Km 04, 84016-210 Ponta Grossa, PR, Brazil); Natale, A. A.

    2014-01-01

    The chiral symmetry breaking transition of quarks in the fundamental and adjoint representation is studied in a model where the gap equation contains two contributions, one containing a confining propagator and another corresponding to the exchange of one-dressed dynamically massive gluons. When quarks are in the fundamental representation the confinement effect dominates the chiral symmetry breaking while the gluon exchange is suppressed due to the dynamical gluon mass effect in the propagat...

  16. Chlorophylls, Symmetry, Chirality, and Photosynthesis

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    Mathias O. Senge

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Chlorophylls are a fundamental class of tetrapyrroles and function as the central reaction center, accessory and photoprotective pigments in photosynthesis. Their unique individual photochemical properties are a consequence of the tetrapyrrole macrocycle, the structural chemistry and coordination behavior of the phytochlorin system, and specific substituent pattern. They achieve their full potential in solar energy conversion by working in concert in highly complex, supramolecular structures such as the reaction centers and light-harvesting complexes of photobiology. The biochemical function of these structures depends on the controlled interplay of structural and functional principles of the apoprotein and pigment cofactors. Chlorophylls and bacteriochlorophylls are optically active molecules with several chiral centers, which are necessary for their natural biological function and the assembly of their supramolecular complexes. However, in many cases the exact role of chromophore stereochemistry in the biological context is unknown. This review gives an overview of chlorophyll research in terms of basic function, biosynthesis and their functional and structural role in photosynthesis. It highlights aspects of chirality and symmetry of chlorophylls to elicit further interest in their role in nature.

  17. Chiral symmetry in hadron physics methods and ideas of chiral symmetry

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    Methods and ideas of chiral symmetry is presented based on a lecture note to help the future researches in hadron dynamics along with the chiral symmetry. The chiral symmetry was originally developed as the symmetry between currents before the discovery of QCD. It has come to be understood in principle by now that the symmetry is spontaneously broken and only the part of flavor symmetry remains explicitly. In QCD, however, the chiral symmetry has come to be regarded as the base of the symmetry of the global flavor space of quarks. One of the recent topics of the lattice gauge theory is how the hadron properties will change when the broken symmetry is going to be restored. Since the chiral symmetry is global, it is different from gauge symmetry which is local. It explains the degeneracy of hadron masses and relations between the elements of S-matrix in which same number of particles are included. In practice, however, the symmetry of the axial part is spontaneously broken and pions which behave like gauge particles come to play. Chiral symmetry is defined as the (internal) flavor symmetry for the two independent chirality states of quarks. It discriminates two different fundamental quarks defined for the Lorentz groups O(4) - SL(2, C). The symmetry transformation itself is, however, different from the chirality. They should not be confused. In this lecture note, fundamental properties of pions are described on the basis of the interaction with nucleons at first. General properties of the chiral symmetry and some of the low energy theorems on current algebra are introduced. Then, linear sigma model and nonlinear sigma model are introduced. Then the Skyrme-model, which provides an idea as important as quarks, is explained. One of the interesting topics at present is to restore the broken axial symmetry experimentally to investigate the mechanism of symmetry breaking. (S. Funahashi)

  18. Examining a possible cascade effect in chiral symmetry breaking

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    Fariborz, Amir H

    2016-01-01

    We examine a toy model and a cascade effect for confinement and chiral symmetry breaking which consists in several phase transitions corresponding to the formation of bound states and chiral condensates with different number of fermions for a strong group. We analyze two examples: regular QCD where we calculate the "four quark" vacuum condensate and a preon composite model based on QCD at higher scales. In this context we also determine the number of flavors at which the second chiral and confinement phase transitions occur and discuss the consequences.

  19. Personal recollections on chiral symmetry breaking

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    Kobayashi, Makoto

    2016-07-01

    The author's work on the mass of pseudoscalar mesons is briefly reviewed. The emergence of the study of CP violation in the renormalizable gauge theory from consideration of chiral symmetry in the quark model is discussed.

  20. Center vortices, confinement and chiral symmetry breaking

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    The center vortex model, proposed as an explanation of confinement in non-abelian gauge theories is introduced. Some checks of the confinement properties of center vortices in SU(2) lattice gauge theory with improved Luescher-Weisz gauge action are presented. Phenomena related to chiral symmetry, such as topological charge and spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking (SCSB) are studied within the vortex model. In particular the influence of center vortices on the low-lying spectrum of the Dirac operator is analyzed. (author)

  1. Chiral transition of fundamental and adjoint quarks

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    Capdevilla, R.M. [Instituto de Física Teórica, UNESP – Universidade Estadual Paulista, Rua Dr. Bento T. Ferraz, 271, Bloco II, 01140-070 São Paulo, SP (Brazil); Doff, A., E-mail: agomes@utfpr.edu.br [Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná – UTFPR – DAFIS, Av. Monteiro Lobato Km 04, 84016-210 Ponta Grossa, PR (Brazil); Natale, A.A., E-mail: natale@ift.unesp.br [Instituto de Física Teórica, UNESP – Universidade Estadual Paulista, Rua Dr. Bento T. Ferraz, 271, Bloco II, 01140-070 São Paulo, SP (Brazil); Centro de Ciências Naturais e Humanas, Universidade Federal do ABC, 09210-170 Santo André, SP (Brazil)

    2014-01-20

    The chiral symmetry breaking transition of quarks in the fundamental and adjoint representation is studied in a model where the gap equation contains two contributions, one containing a confining propagator and another corresponding to the exchange of one-dressed dynamically massive gluons. When quarks are in the fundamental representation the confinement effect dominates the chiral symmetry breaking while the gluon exchange is suppressed due to the dynamical gluon mass effect in the propagator and in the coupling constant. In this case the chiral and deconfinement transition temperatures are approximately the same. For quarks in the adjoint representation, due to the larger Casimir eigenvalue, the gluon exchange is operative and the chiral transition happens at a larger temperature than the deconfinement one.

  2. Chiral transition of fundamental and adjoint quarks

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    The chiral symmetry breaking transition of quarks in the fundamental and adjoint representation is studied in a model where the gap equation contains two contributions, one containing a confining propagator and another corresponding to the exchange of one-dressed dynamically massive gluons. When quarks are in the fundamental representation the confinement effect dominates the chiral symmetry breaking while the gluon exchange is suppressed due to the dynamical gluon mass effect in the propagator and in the coupling constant. In this case the chiral and deconfinement transition temperatures are approximately the same. For quarks in the adjoint representation, due to the larger Casimir eigenvalue, the gluon exchange is operative and the chiral transition happens at a larger temperature than the deconfinement one

  3. Chiral symmetry breaking in brane models

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    We discuss the chiral symmetry breaking in general intersecting Dq/Dp brane models consisting of Nc Dq-branes and a single Dp-brane with an s-dimensional intersection. There exists a QCD-like theory localized at the intersection and the Dq/Dp model gives a holographic description of it. The rotational symmetry of directions transverse to both of the Dq and Dp-branes can be identified with a chiral symmetry, which is non-Abelian for certain cases. The asymptotic distance between the Dq-branes and the Dp-brane corresponds to a quark mass. By studying the probe Dp-brane dynamics in a Dq-brane background in the near horizon and large Nc limit we find that the chiral symmetry is spontaneously broken and there appear (pseudo-)Nambu-Goldstone bosons. We also discuss the models at finite temperature

  4. Realization of chiral symmetry breaking and restoration in holographic QCD

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    Chelabi, Kaddour; Huang, Mei; Li, Danning; Wu, Yue-Liang

    2015-01-01

    With proper profiles of the scalar potential and the dilaton field, for the first time, the spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking in the vacuum and its restoration at finite temperature are correctly realized in the holographic QCD framework. In the chiral limit, a nonzero chiral condensate develops in the vacuum and decreases with temperature, and the phase transition is of 2nd order for two-flavor case and of 1st order for three-flavor case. In the case of explicit chiral symmetry breaking, in two-flavor case, the 2nd order phase transition turns to crossover with any nonzero current quark mass, and in three-flavor case, the 1st order phase transition turns to crossover at a finite current quark mass. The correct description of chiral symmetry breaking and restoration makes the holographic QCD models more powerful in dealing with non-perturbative QCD phenomena. This framework can be regarded as a general set up in application of AdS/CFT to describe conventional Ginzburg-Landau-Wilson type phase transitions, ...

  5. Chiral symmetry and scalar meson in hadron and nuclear physics

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    Kunihiro, T

    1995-01-01

    After giving a short introduction to the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model with an anomaly term, we show the importance of the scalar-scalar correlation in the low-energy hadron dynamics, which correlation may be summarized by a scalar-isoscalar meson, the sigma meson. The discussion is based on the chiral quark model with the sigma-meson degrees of freedom. Possible experiments are proposed to produce the elusive meson in a nucleus and detect it. In relation to a precursory soft mode for the chiral transition, the reason is clarified why the dynamic properties of the superconductor may be described by the diffusive time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau (TDGL) equation. We indicate the chiral symmetry plays a significant role also in nuclei; one may say that the stability of nuclei is due to the chiral symmetry of QCD.

  6. CHIRAL SYMMETRIES IN NUCLEAR PHYSICS

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    The theoretical concepts of a chirally symmetric meson field theory are reviewed and an overview of the most relevant applications in nuclear physics is given. This includes a unified description of the vacuum properties of hadrons, finite nuclei and hot, dense and strange nuclear matter in an extended chiral SU(3)L/SU(3)R σ-ω model

  7. Chiral symmetry and lattice gauge theory

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    I review the problem of formulating chiral symmetry in lattice gauge theory. I discuss recent approaches involving an infinite tower of additional heavy states to absorb Fermion doublers. For hadronic physics this provides a natural scheme for taking quark masses to zero without requiring a precise tuning of parameters. A mirror Fermion variation provides a possible way of extending the picture to chirally coupled light Fermions

  8. Chiral symmetry and lattice fermions

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    Creutz, Michael

    2013-01-01

    Lattice gauge theory and chiral perturbation theory are among the primary tools for understanding non-perturbative aspects of QCD. I review several subtle and sometimes controversial issues that arise when combining these techniques. Among these are one failure of partially quenched chiral perturbation theory when the valence quarks become lighter than the average sea quark mass and a potential ambiguity in comparisons of perturbative and lattice properties of non-degenerate quarks.

  9. Interplay between chiral and deconfinement phase transitions

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    Mukherjee T.K.

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available By using the dressed Polyakov loop or dual chiral condensate as an equivalent order parameter of the deconfinement phase transition, we investigate the relation between the chiral and deconfinement phase transitions at finite temperature and density in the framework of three-flavor Nambu-Jona-Lasinio (NJL model. It is found that in the chiral limit, the critical temperature for chiral phase transition coincides with that of the dressed Polyakov loop in the whole (T,µ plane. In the case of explicit chiral symmetry breaking, it is found that the phase transitions are flavor dependent. For each flavor, the transition temperature for chiral restoration $T^{mathcal{X}}_c$ is smaller than that of the dressed Polyakov loop $T^{mathcal{D}}_c$ in the low baryon density region where the transition is a crossover, and, the two critical temperatures coincide in the high baryon density region where the phase transition is of first order. Therefore, there are two critical end points, i.e, $T^{u,d}_{CEP}$ and $T^{s}_{CEP}$ at finite density. We also explain the feature of $T^{mathcal{X}}_c$ = $T^{mathcal{D}}_c$ in the case of 1st and 2nd order phase transitions, and $T^{mathcal{X}}_c$ < $T^{mathcal{D}}_c$ in the case of crossover, and expect this feature is general and can be extended to full QCD theory.

  10. Chiral Symmetry Breaking from Center Vortices

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    Höllwieser, Roman; Schweigler, Thomas; Heller, Urs M

    2014-01-01

    We analyze the creation of near-zero modes from would-be zero modes of various topological charge contributions from classical center vortices in SU(2) lattice gauge theory. We show that colorful spherical vortex and instanton configurations have very similar Dirac eigenmodes and also vortex intersections are able to give rise to a finite density of near-zero modes, leading to chiral symmetry breaking via the Banks-Casher formula. We discuss the influence of the magnetic vortex fluxes on quarks and how center vortices may break chiral symmetry.

  11. Chiral Magnetic Effect and Chiral Phase Transition

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    FU Wei-Jie; LIU Yu-Xin; WU Yue-Liang

    2011-01-01

    We study the influence of the chiral phase transition on the chiral magnetic effect.The azimuthal chargeparticle correlations as functions of the temperature are calculated.It is found that there is a pronounced cusp in the correlations as the temperature reaches its critical value for the QCD phase transition.It is predicted that there will be a drastic suppression of the charge-particle correlations as the collision energy in RHIC decreases to below a critical value.We show then the azimuthal charge-particle correlations can be the signal to identify the occurrence of the QCD phase transitions in RHIC energy scan experiments.

  12. Interplay between chiral and deconfinement phase transitions

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    Xu, Fukun; Chen, Huan; Huang, Mei

    2011-01-01

    By using the dressed Polyakov loop or dual chiral condensate as an equivalent order parameter of the deconfinement phase transition, we investigate the relation between the chiral and deconfinement phase transitions at finite temperature and density in the framework of three-flavor Nambu--Jona-Lasinio (NJL) model. It is found that in the chiral limit, the critical temperature for chiral phase transition coincides with that of the dressed Polyakov loop in the whole $(T,\\mu)$ plane. In the case of explicit chiral symmetry breaking, it is found that the phase transitions are flavor dependent. For each flavor, the transition temperature for chiral restoration $T_c^{\\chi}$ is smaller than that of the dressed Polyakov loop $T_c^{{\\cal D}}$ in the low baryon density region where the transition is a crossover, and, the two critical temperatures coincide in the high baryon density region where the phase transition is of first order. Therefore, there are two critical end points, i.e, $T_{CEP}^{u,d}$ and $T_{CEP}^{s}$ a...

  13. Chiral-symmetry restoration in baryon-rich environments

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    Chiral symmetry restoration in an environment rich in baryons is studied by computer simulation methods in SU(2) and SU(3) gauge theories in the quenched approximation. The basic theory of symmetry restoration as a function of chemical potential is illustrated and the implementation of the ideas on a lattice is made explicit. A simple mean field model is presented to guide one's expectations. The second order conjugate-gradient iterative method and the pseudo-fermion Monte Carlo procedure are convergent methods of calculating the fermion propagator in an environment rich in baryons. Computer simulations of SU(3) gauge theory show an abrupt chiral symmetry restoring transition and the critical chemical potential and induced baryon density are estimated crudely. A smoother transition is observed for the color group SU(2)

  14. Magnetic rotation and chiral symmetry breaking

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    Ashok Kumar Jain; Amita

    2001-08-01

    The deformed mean field of nuclei exhibits various geometrical and dynamical symmetries which manifest themselves as various types of rotational and decay patterns. Most of the symmetry operations considered so far have been defined for a situation wherein the angular momentum coincides with one of the principal axes and the principal axis cranking may be invoked. New possibilities arise with the observation of rotational features in weakly deformed nuclei and now interpreted as magnetic rotational bands. More than 120 MR bands have now been identified by filtering the existing data. We present a brief overview of these bands. The total angular momentum vector in such bands is tilted away from the principal axes. Such a situation gives rise to several new possibilities including breaking of chiral symmetry as discussed recently by Frauendorf. We present the outcome of such symmetries and their possible experimental verification. Some possible examples of chiral bands are presented.

  15. Chiral Symmetry Breaking and Cooling in Lattice QCD

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    Woloshyn, R. M.; Lee, F. X.

    1995-01-01

    Chiral symmetry breaking is calculated as a function of cooling in quenched lattice QCD. A non-zero signal is found for the chiral condensate beyond one hundred cooling steps, suggesting that there is chiral symmetry breaking associated with instantons. Quantitatively, the chiral condensate in cooled gauge field configurations is small compared to the value without cooling.

  16. Testing Chiral Symmetry Breaking at DAPHNE

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    M. R. Pennington

    1996-01-01

    The spontaneous breakdown of the chiral symmetry of the QCD Lagrangian ensures that $\\pi\\pi$ interactions are weak at low energies. How weak depends on the nature of explicit symmetry breaking. Measurements of $K_{e4}$ decays at DA$\\Phi$NE will provide a unique insight into this mechanism and test whether the $q{\\overline q}$--condensate is large or small.

  17. A strict QCD inequality and mechanisms for chiral symmetry breaking

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    A strict QCD inequality allows one to discuss mechanisms proposed for breaking the chiral symmetry in QCD. ''Order parameters'' are identified such that if sufficiently many gauge field configurations contribute to them, spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking follows. As an application the role of instantons is discussed in chiral symmetry breaking in QCD. (orig.)

  18. Role of Chiral symmetry in nuclear physics

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    Spurred by some recent experiments in electron scattering, we reassess the role that chiral symmetry plays in nuclear structure. Though difficult to formulate precisely, some of the ideas put forward many years ago, combined with the recent revival of the Skyrmion picture of the nucleon, are seen to be move relevant now than ever

  19. Analysis of chiral symmetry breaking mechanism

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    The renormalization group invariant quark condensate μ is determinate both from the consistent equation for quark condensate in the chiral limit and from the Schwinger-Dyson (SD) equation improved by the intermediate range QCD force singular like δ (q) which is associated with the gluon condensate. The solutions of μ in these two equations are consistent. We also obtain the critical strong coupling constant αc above which chiral symmetry breaks in two approaches. The nonperturbative kernel of the SD equation makes αc smaller and μ bigger. An intuitive picture of the condensation above αc is discussed. In addition, with the help of the Slavnov-Taylor-Ward (STW) identity we derive the equations for the nonperturbative quark propagator from SD equation in the presence of the intermediate-range force is also responsible for dynamical chiral symmetry breaking. (author)

  20. Chiral symmetry and functional integral

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    Gamboa Saravi, R.E.; Muschietti, M.A.; Schaposnik, F.A.; Solomin, J.E.

    1984-10-15

    The change in the fermionic functional integral measure under chiral rotations is analyzed. Using the zeta-function method, the evaluation of chiral Jacobians to theories including non-hermitian Dirac operators D, can be extended in a natural way. (This being of interest, for example, in connection with the Weinberg-Salam model or with the relativistic string theory). Results are compared with those obtained following other approaches, the possible discrepancies are analyzed and the equivalence of the different methods under certain conditions on D is proved. Also shown is how to compute the Jacobian for the case of a finite chiral transformation and this result is used to develop a sort of path-integral version of bosonization in d = 2 space-time dimensions. This result is used to solve in a very simple and economical way relevant d = 2 fermionic models. Furthermore, some interesting features in connection with the theta-vacuum in d = 2,4 gauge theories are discussed.

  1. Chiral transition with magnetic fields

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    Ayala, Alejandro; Mizher, Ana Julia; Rojas, Juan Cristobal; Villavicencio, Cristian

    2014-01-01

    We study the nature of the chiral transition for an effective theory with spontaneous breaking of symmetry, where charged bosons and fermions are subject to the effects of a constant external magnetic field. The problem is studied in terms of the relative intensity of the magnetic field with respect to the mass and the temperature. When the former is the smallest of the scales, we present a suitable method to obtain magnetic and thermal corrections up to ring order at high temperature. By these means, we solve the problem of the instability in the boson sector for these theories, where the squared masses, taken as functions of the order parameter, can vanish and even become negative. The solution is found by considering the screening properties of the plasma, encoded in the resummation of the ring diagrams at high temperature. We also study the case where the magnetic field is the intermediate of the three scales and explore the nature of the chiral transition as we vary the field strength, the coupling const...

  2. Chiral symmetry and strangeness at SIS energies

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    In this talk we review the consequences of the chiral SU(3) symmetry for strangeness propagation in nuclear matter. Objects of crucial importance are the meson-baryon scattering amplitudes obtained within the chiral coupled-channel effective field theory. Results for antikaon and hyperon-resonance spectral functions in cold nuclear matter are presented and discussed. The importance of the Σ(1385) resonance for the subthreshold antikaon production in heavy-ion reaction at SIS is pointed out. The in-medium properties of the latter together with an antikaon spectral function based on chiral SU(3) dynamics suggest a significant enhancement of the π Λ → anti Κ N reaction in nuclear matter. (orig.)

  3. Restoration of chiral symmetry: a supergravity perspective

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    The supergravity dual of N regular and M fractional D3-branes on the conifold has a naked singularity in the infrared. Supersymmetric resolution of this singularity requires deforming the conifold: this is the supergravity dual of chiral symmetry breaking. Buchel suggested that at sufficiently high temperature there is no need to deform the conifold: the singularity may be cloaked by a horizon. This would be the supergravity manifestation of chiral symmetry restoration. In previous work [hep-th/0102105] the ansatz and the system of second-order radial differential equations necessary to find such a solution were written down. In this paper we find smooth solutions to this system in a perturbation theory that is valid when the Hawking temperature of the horizon is very high. (author)

  4. Chiral symmetry breaking in lattice electrodynamics

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    Chiral symmetry breaking is studied in lattice quantum electrodynamics in the quenched approximation by computer-simulation methods. Simulations at zero temperature show that in non-zero for all couplings e2 greater than a critical value e2/sub c/. The sensitivity of to short-distance features of the lattice Action is studied by simulating variant gauge Actions. Simulations on asymmetric lattices do not reveal significant temperature dependence in the symmetry-breaking dynamics. Subtle effects and limitations of quenched calculations are discussed

  5. On chiral symmetry breaking, topology and confinement

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    Shuryak, Edward

    2014-08-15

    We start with the relation between the chiral symmetry breaking and gauge field topology. New lattice results further enhance the notion of Zero Mode Zone, a very narrow strip of states with quasizero Dirac eigenvalues. Then we move to the issue of “origin of mass” and Brown–Rho scaling: a number of empirical facts contradicts to the idea that masses of quarks and such hadrons as ρ,N decrease near T{sub c}. We argue that while at T=0 the main contribution to the effective quark mass is chirally odd m{sub χ/}, near T{sub c} it rotates to chirally-even component m{sub χ}, because “infinite clusters” of topological solitons gets split into finite ones. Recent progress in understanding of topology require introduction of nonzero holonomy 〈A{sub 0}〉≠0, which splits instantons into N{sub c} (anti)selfdual “instanton–dyons”. Qualitative progress, as well as first numerical studies of the dyon ensemble are reported. New connections between chiral symmetry breaking and confinement are recently understood, since instanton–dyons generate holonomy potential with a minimum at confining value, if the ensemble is dense enough.

  6. Chiral symmetry breaking and chiral polarization: Tests for finite temperature and many flavors

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    Andrei Alexandru

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available It was recently conjectured that, in SU(3 gauge theories with fundamental quarks, valence spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking is equivalent to condensation of local dynamical chirality and appearance of chiral polarization scale Λch. Here we consider more general association involving the low-energy layer of chirally polarized modes which, in addition to its width (Λch, is also characterized by volume density of participating modes (Ω and the volume density of total chirality (Ωch. Few possible forms of the correspondence are discussed, paying particular attention to singular cases where Ω emerges as the most versatile characteristic. The notion of finite-volume “order parameter”, capturing the nature of these connections, is proposed. We study the effects of temperature (in Nf=0 QCD and light quarks (in Nf=12, both in the regime of possible symmetry restoration, and find agreement with these ideas. In Nf=0 QCD, results from several volumes indicate that, at the lattice cutoff studied, the deconfinement temperature Tc is strictly smaller than the overlap–valence chiral transition temperature Tch in real Polyakov line vacuum. Somewhat similar intermediate phase (in quark mass is also seen in Nf=12. It is suggested that deconfinement in Nf=0 is related to indefinite convexity of absolute X-distributions.

  7. Chiral symmetry and parametrization of scalar resonances

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    Arantes, L O

    2005-01-01

    The linear $\\s$-model is used to study the effects of chiral symmetry in unitarized amplitudes incorporating scalar resonances. When just a single resonance is present, we show that the iteration of a chiral tree amplitude by means of regularized two-pion loops preserves the smallness of $\\p\\p$ interaction at low energies and estimate the importance of pion off-shell contributions. The inclusion of a second resonance is performed by means of a chiral extension of the linear $\\s$-model lagrangian. The new $\\p\\p$ ampitude at tree level complies with low-energy theorems, depends on a mixing angle and has a zero for a given energy between the resonance masses. The unitarization of this amplitude by means of two-pion loops preserves both its chiral low energy behavior and the position of this zero confirming, in a lagrangian framework, conclusions drawn previously by T\\"ornqvist. Finally, we approximate and generalize our results and give a friendly expression that can be used in the parametrization of $N$ coupled...

  8. From enemies to friends: chiral symmetry on the lattice

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    The physics of strong interactions is invariant under the exchange of left-handed and right-handed quarks, at least in the massless limit. This invariance is reflected in the chiral symmetry of quantum chromodynamics. Surprisingly, it has become clear only recently how to implement this important symmetry in lattice formulations of quantum field theories. We will discuss realizations of exact lattice chiral symmetry and give an example of the computation of a physical observable in quantum chromodynamics where chiral symmetry is important. This calculation is performed by relying on finite size scaling methods as predicted by chiral perturbation theory. (orig.)

  9. Subtle Is The Manifestation Of Chiral Symmetry In Nuclei And Dense Nuclear Matter

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    Rho, Mannque

    2010-01-01

    The history of how chiral symmetry has entered in nuclear physics, in which Gerry Brown and I have participated from 1970 up to today, is described from my personal viewpoint. The route of development we have traversed together goes from meson exchange currents, to ``little chiral bag," to chiral effective field theory, to ``Brown-Rho scaling" and then to dense matter and chiral phase transition. It has been a great fun and exciting, some right and some wrong in what we have done together, but none that can be dismissed as ``not even wrong." We have found all along that whatever signal there may be for the manifestation of chiral symmetry in nuclear medium, be it at low density in meson exchange currents or at high density approaching the chiral phase transition, is very similar in its intricacy and subtlety.

  10. Spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking by hydromagnetic buoyancy

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    Chatterjee, Piyali; Mitra, Dhrubaditya; Brandenburg, Axel; Rheinhardt, Matthias

    2011-08-01

    Evidence for the parity-breaking nature of the magnetic buoyancy instability in a stably stratified gas is reported. In the absence of rotation, no helicity is produced, but the nonhelical state is found to be unstable to small helical perturbations during the development of the instability. The parity-breaking nature of this magnetohydrodynamic instability appears to be the first of its kind and has properties similar to those in chiral symmetry breaking in biochemistry. Applications to the production of mean fields in galaxy clusters are discussed.

  11. Need for spontaneous breakdown of chiral symmetry

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    Salomone, A.; Schechter, J.; Tudron, T.

    1981-07-15

    The question of whether the chiral symmetry of the theory of strong interactions (with massless quarks) is required to be spontaneously broken is examined in the framework of a previously discussed effective Lagrangian for quantum chromodynamics. The assumption that physical masses of the theory be finite leads in a very direct way to the necessity of spontaneous breakdown. This result holds for all N/sub F/> or =2, where N/sub F/ is the number of different flavors of light quarks. The atypical cases N/sub F/ = 1,2 are discussed separately.

  12. Chiral symmetry breaking in QCD Lite

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    Engel, Georg P; Lottini, Stefano; Sommer, Rainer

    2014-01-01

    A distinctive feature of the presence of spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking in QCD is the condensation of low modes of the Dirac operator near the origin. The rate of condensation must be equal to the slope of (Mpi^2 Fpi^2)/2 with respect to the quark mass m in the chiral limit, where Mpi and Fpi are the mass and the decay constant of the Nambu-Goldstone bosons. We compute the spectral density of the (Hermitian) Dirac operator, the quark mass, the pseudoscalar meson mass and decay constant by numerical simulations of lattice QCD with two light degenerate Wilson quarks. We use CLS lattices at three values of the lattice spacing in the range 0.05-0.08 fm, and for several quark masses corresponding to pseudoscalar mesons masses down to 190 MeV. Thanks to this coverage of parameters space, we can extrapolate all quantities to the chiral and continuum limits with confidence. The results show that the low quark modes do condense in the continuum as expected by the Banks-Casher mechanism, and the rate of condensat...

  13. Chiral Transition Within Effective Quark Models under Strong Magnetic Fields

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    Garcia, Andre Felipe

    2013-01-01

    In the recently years it has been argued that spectators in heavy ion collisions are responsible for creating a strong magnetic field that could play an important role in the QCD phase transition. In this work we use the SU(2) Nambu--Jona-Lasinio (NJL) model in order to study the chiral transition in quark matter subject to a strong magnetic field. We show some results involving the breaking of chiral symmetry and its restoration at finite temperature and density.

  14. Mapping chiral symmetry breaking in the excited baryon spectrum

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    Bicudo, Pedro; Llanes-Estrada, Felipe J; Van Cauteren, Tim

    2016-01-01

    We study the conjectured "Insensitivity to Chiral Symmetry Breaking" in the highly excited light baryon spectrum. While the experimental spectrum is being measured at JLab and CBELSA/TAPS, this insensitivity remains to be computed theoretically in detail. As the only existing option to have both confinement, highly excited states and chiral symmetry, we adopt the truncated Coulomb gauge formulation of QCD, considering a linearly confining Coulomb term. Adopting a systematic and numerically intensive variational treatment up to 12 harmonic oscillator shells we are able to access several angular and radial excitations. We compute both the excited spectra of $I=1/2$ and $I=3/2$ baryons, up to large spin $J=13/2$, and study in detail the proposed chiral multiplets. While the static-light and light-light spectra clearly show chiral symmetry restoration high in the spectrum, the realization of chiral symmetry is more complicated in the baryon spectrum than earlier expected.

  15. Dynamics of the chiral transition

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    Measurements of disoriented chiral condensates (DCC) in heavy ion collisions at RHIC can yield fundamental information on the nature of the QCD phase transition. I review theoretical efforts to understand DCC formation and present work in progress on possible experimental ramifications

  16. Subtle Is The Manifestation Of Chiral Symmetry In Nuclei And Dense Nuclear Matter

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    Rho, Mannque

    2010-01-01

    The history of how chiral symmetry has entered in nuclear physics, in which Gerry Brown and I have participated from 1970 up to today, is described from my personal viewpoint. The route of development we have traversed together goes from meson exchange currents, to "little chiral bag," to chiral effective field theory, to "Brown-Rho scaling" and then to dense matter and chiral phase transition. It has been a great fun and exciting, some right and some wrong in what we have done together, but ...

  17. Partial restoration of chiral symmetry in the color flux tube

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    Iritani, Takumi; Hashimoto, Shoji

    2015-01-01

    Using the quark eigenmodes computed on the lattice with the overlap-Dirac operator, we investigate the spatial distribution of the chiral condensate around static color sources corresponding to quark-antiquark and three-quark systems. A flux structure of chromo fields appears in the presence of such color charges. The magnitude of the chiral condensate is reduced inside the color flux, which implies partial restoration of chiral symmetry inside hadrons. Taking a static baryon source in a periodic box as a toy model of the nuclear matter, we estimate the magnitude of the chiral symmetry restoration as a function of baryon matter density.

  18. Mesons in Nuclei and Partial Restoration of Chiral Symmetry

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    Jido, Daisuke

    2016-01-01

    Recent topics on mesons in nuclei are discussed by especially emphasizing the role of the partial restoration of chiral symmetry in the nuclear medium. The spontaneously broken chiral symmetry in vacuum is considered to be incompletely restored in finite nuclear density systems with moderate reduction of the magnitude of the quark condensate. On the partial restoration of chiral symmetry, the wave function renormalization is important to be taken into account for the Nambu-Goldstone bosons. We also discuss the possible change of the meson properties in the nuclear medium and meson-nucleus systems for the $\\bar K$, $\\eta$, $K^{+}$ and $\\eta^{\\prime}$ mesons.

  19. Inhomogeneous chiral symmetry breaking in dense neutron-star matter

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    Buballa, Michael

    2015-01-01

    An increasing number of model results suggests that chiral symmetry is broken inhomogeneously in a certain window at intermediate densities in the QCD phase diagram. This could have significant effects on the properties of compact stars, possibly leading to new astrophysical signatures. In this contribution we discuss this idea by reviewing recent results on inhomogeneous chiral symmetry breaking under an astrophysics-oriented perspective. After introducing two commonly studied spatial modulations of the chiral condensate, the chiral density wave and the real kink crystal, we focus on their properties and their effect on the equation of state of quark matter. We also describe how these crystalline phases are affected by different elements which are required for a realistic description of a compact star, such as charge neutrality, the presence of magnetic fields, vector interactions and the interplay with color-superconductivity. Finally, we discuss possible signatures of inhomogeneous chiral symmetry breaking...

  20. How tetraquarks can generate a second chiral phase transition

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    Pisarski, Robert D

    2016-01-01

    We consider how tetraquarks can affect the chiral phase transition in theories like QCD, with light quarks coupled to three colors. For two flavors the tetraquark field is an isosinglet, and its effect is minimal. For three flavors, however, the tetraquark field transforms in the same representation of the chiral symmetry group as the usual chiral order parameter, and so for very light quarks there may be two chiral phase transitions, which are both of first order. In QCD, results from the lattice indicate that any transition from the tetraquark condensate is a smooth crossover. In the plane of temperature and quark chemical potential, though, a crossover line for the tetraquark condensate is naturally related to the transition line for color superconductivity. For four flavors we suggest that a triquark field, antisymmetric in both flavor and color, combine to form hexaquarks.

  1. Dynamical chiral symmetry breaking in unquenched QED3

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    We investigate dynamical chiral symmetry breaking in unquenched QED3 using the coupled set of Dyson-Schwinger equations for the fermion and photon propagators. For the fermion-photon interaction we employ an ansatz which satisfies its Ward-Green-Takahashi identity. We present self-consistent analytical solutions in the infrared as well as numerical results for all momenta. In Landau gauge, we find a phase transition at a critical number of flavors of Nfcrit≅4. In the chirally symmetric phase the infrared behavior of the propagators is described by power laws with interrelated exponents. For Nf=1 and Nf=2 we find small values for the chiral condensate in accordance with bounds from recent lattice calculations. We investigate the Dyson-Schwinger equations in other linear covariant gauges as well. A comparison of their solutions to the accordingly transformed Landau gauge solutions shows that the quenched solutions are approximately gauge covariant, but reveals a significant amount of violation of gauge covariance for the unquenched solutions

  2. Instanton-dyon Ensemble with two Dynamical Quarks: the Chiral Symmetry Breaking

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    Larsen, Rasmus

    2015-01-01

    This is the second paper of the series aimed at understanding of the ensemble of the instanton-dyons, now with two flavors of light dynamical quarks. The partition function is appended by the fermionic factor, $(det T)^{N_f}$ and Dirac eigenvalue spectra at small values are derived from the numerical simulation of 64 dyons. Those spectra show clear chiral symmetry breaking pattern at high dyon density. Within current accuracy, the confinement and chiral transitions occur at very similar densities.

  3. Chiral symmetry aspects in supersymmetric confining gauge theories

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    We provide a detailed analysis of the interplay between chiral symmetry and supersymmetry within the context of supersymmetric confining gauge theories. We describe a general method leading to exact results on quark mass dependences of physical quantities such as bound-state masses, bilinear condensates,... We also establish the commutation relations satisfied by the supersymmetric and chiral charges in presence of the soft breaking due to quark masses. We show that, if the chiral limit is unique, the global SUsub(L)(Nsub(f)) x SUsub(R)(Nsub(f)) symmetry is not spontaneously broken. If this limit is not unique, a spontaneous breakdown of the axial symmetry is allowed, but only at the cost of a simultaneous breakdown of the vector symmetry

  4. Partial quenching and chiral symmetry breaking

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    Creutz, Michael

    2014-01-01

    Partially quenched chiral perturbation theory assumes that valence quarks propagating on gauge configurations prepared with sea quarks of different masses will form a chiral condensate as the valence quark mass goes to zero. I present a counterexample involving non-degenerate sea quarks where the valence condensate does not form.

  5. Chiral Symmetry in algebraic and analytic approaches

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    Vereshagin, V.; Dillig, M.; Vereshagin, A.

    1996-01-01

    We compare among themselves two different methods for the derivation of results following from the requirement of polynomial boundedness of tree-level chiral amplitudes. It is shown that the results of the algebraic approach are valid also in the framework of the analytical one. This means that the system of Sum Rules and Bootstrap equations previously obtained with the help of the latter approach can be analyzed in terms of reducible representations of the unbroken Chiral group with the know...

  6. Domain Walls and Vortices in Chiral Symmetry Breaking

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    Eto, Minoru; Nitta, Muneto

    2013-01-01

    We study domain walls and vortices in chiral symmetry breaking in QCD with N flavors in the chiral limit. If the axial anomaly was absent, there exist stable Abelian axial vortices winding around the spontaneously broken U(1)_A symmetry and non-Abelian axial vortices winding around both the U(1)_A and non-Abelian SU(N) chiral symmetries. In the presence of the axial anomaly term, metastable domain walls are present and Abelian axial vortices must be attached by N domain walls, forming domain wall junctions. We show that a domain wall junction decays into N non-Abelian vortices attached by domain walls, implying its metastability. We also show that domain walls decay through the quantum tunneling by creating a hole bounded by a closed non-Abelian vortex.

  7. An Anderson-like model of the QCD chiral transition

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    Giordano, Matteo; Kovács, Tamás G.; Pittler, Ferenc

    2016-06-01

    We study the problems of chiral symmetry breaking and eigenmode localisation in finite-temperature QCD by looking at the lattice Dirac operator as a random Hamiltonian. We recast the staggered Dirac operator into an unconventional three-dimensional Anderson Hamiltonian ("Dirac-Anderson Hamiltonian") carrying internal degrees of freedom, with disorder provided by the fluctuations of the gauge links. In this framework, we identify the features relevant to chiral symmetry restoration and localisation of the low-lying Dirac eigenmodes in the ordering of the local Polyakov lines, and in the related correlation between spatial links across time slices, thus tying the two phenomena to the deconfinement transition. We then build a toy model based on QCD and on the Dirac-Anderson approach, replacing the Polyakov lines with spin variables and simplifying the dynamics of the spatial gauge links, but preserving the above-mentioned relevant dynamical features. Our toy model successfully reproduces the main features of the QCD spectrum and of the Dirac eigenmodes concerning chiral symmetry breaking and localisation, both in the ordered (deconfined) and disordered (confined) phases. Moreover, it allows us to study separately the roles played in the two phenomena by the diagonal and the off-diagonal terms of the Dirac-Anderson Hamiltonian. Our results support our expectation that chiral symmetry restoration and localisation of the low modes are closely related, and that both are triggered by the deconfinement transition.

  8. Spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking in collective active motion

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    Breier, Rebekka E.; Selinger, Robin L. B.; Ciccotti, Giovanni; Herminghaus, Stephan; Mazza, Marco G.

    2016-02-01

    Chiral symmetry breaking is ubiquitous in biological systems, from DNA to bacterial suspensions. A key unresolved problem is how chiral structures may spontaneously emerge from achiral interactions. We study a simple model of active swimmers in three dimensions that effectively incorporates hydrodynamic interactions. We perform large-scale molecular dynamics simulations (up to 106 particles) and find long-lived metastable collective states that exhibit chiral organization although the interactions are achiral. We elucidate under which conditions these chiral states will emerge and grow to large scales. To explore the complex phase space available to the system, we perform nonequilibrium quenches on a one-dimensional Lebwohl-Lasher model with periodic boundary conditions to study the likelihood of formation of chiral structures.

  9. Electronic Localization Length of Carbon Nanotubes with Different Chiral Symmetries

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    杨化通; 董锦明; 邢定钰

    2001-01-01

    The electronic localization lengths λ of metallic carbon nanotubes with different chiral symmetries have been calculated by one parameter scaling method. It is found that λ is independent of the nanotube chirality, but depends linearly on the diameter. The dependence of λ on the disorder strength W has also been studied, and a power-law relation between λ and W is also found to be independent of the tube chirality. Our numerical results are in good agreement with recent experimental observations and other theoretical results for only the "armchair"nanotubes.

  10. Chiral Lagrangian with Heavy Quark-Diquark Symmetry

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    Jie Hu; Thomas Mehen

    2005-11-29

    We construct a chiral Lagrangian for doubly heavy baryons and heavy mesons that is invariant under heavy quark-diquark symmetry at leading order and includes the leading O(1/m{sub Q}) symmetry violating operators. The theory is used to predict the electromagnetic decay width of the J=3/2 member of the ground state doubly heavy baryon doublet. Numerical estimates are provided for doubly charm baryons. We also calculate chiral corrections to doubly heavy baryon masses and strong decay widths of low lying excited doubly heavy baryons.

  11. Chiral symmetry and exclusive B decays in the SCET

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    We construct a chiral formalism for processes involving both energetic hadrons and soft Goldstone bosons, which extends the application of soft-collinear effective theory to multibody B decays. The nonfactorizable helicity amplitudes for heavy meson decays into multibody final states satisfy symmetry relations analogous to the large energy form factor relations, which are broken at leading order in Λ/mb by calculable factorizable terms. We use the chiral effective theory to compute the leading corrections to these symmetry relations in B->Mnπ-bar ν-bar and B->Mnπ-bar +-bar - decays, with one energetic meson Mn and one soft pion

  12. Chiral polarization scale of QCD vacuum and spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking

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    It has recently been found that dynamics of pure glue QCD supports the low energy band of Dirac modes with local chiral properties qualitatively different from that of a bulk: while bulk modes suppress chirality relative to statistical independence between left and right, the band modes enhance it. The width of such chirally polarized zone – chiral polarization scale bigwedgech – has been shown to be finite in the continuum limit at fixed physical volume. Here we present evidence that bigwedgech remains non-zero also in the infinite volume, and is therefore a dynamical scale in the theory. Our experiments in Nf = 2+1 QCD support the proposition that the same holds in the massless limit, connecting bigwedgech to spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking. In addition, our results suggest that thermal agitation in quenched QCD destroys both chiral polarization and condensation of Dirac modes at the same temperature Tch > Tc.

  13. SU(3) Chiral Symmetry in Non-Relativistic Field Theory

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    Ouellette, S M

    2001-01-01

    Applications imposing SU(3) chiral symmetry on non-relativistic field theory are considered. The first example is a calculation of the self-energy shifts of the spin-3/2 decuplet baryons in nuclear matter, from the chiral effective Lagrangian coupling octet and decuplet baryon fields. Special attention is paid to the self-energy of the delta baryon near the saturation density of nuclear matter. We find contributions to the mass shifts from contact terms in the effective Lagrangian with coefficients of unknown value. As a second application, we formulate an effecive field theory with manifest SU(2) chiral symmetry for the interactions of K and eta mesons with pions at low energy. SU(3) chiral symmetry is imposed on the effective field theory by a matching calculation onto three-flavor chiral perturbation theory. The effective Lagrangian for the pi-K and pi-eta sectors is worked out to order Q^4; the effective Lagrangian for the K-K sector is worked out to order Q^2 with contact interactions to order Q^4. As an...

  14. Inhomogeneous chiral symmetry breaking in dense neutron-star matter

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    Buballa, Michael; Carignano, Stefano [Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Theoriezentrum, Institut fuer Kernphysik, Darmstadt (Germany)

    2016-03-15

    An increasing number of model results suggests that chiral symmetry is broken inhomogeneously in a certain window at intermediate densities in the QCD phase diagram. This could have significant effects on the properties of compact stars, possibly leading to new astrophysical signatures. In this contribution we discuss this idea by reviewing recent results on inhomogeneous chiral symmetry breaking under an astrophysics-oriented perspective. After introducing two commonly studied spatial modulations of the chiral condensate, the chiral density wave and the real kink crystal, we focus on their properties and their effect on the equation of state of quark matter. We also describe how these crystalline phases are affected by different elements which are required for a realistic description of a compact star, such as charge neutrality, the presence of magnetic fields, vector interactions and the interplay with color superconductivity. Finally, we discuss possible signatures of inhomogeneous chiral symmetry breaking in the core of compact stars, considering the cases of mass-radius relations and neutrino emissivity explicitly. (orig.)

  15. Inhomogeneous chiral symmetry breaking in dense neutron-star matter

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    An increasing number of model results suggests that chiral symmetry is broken inhomogeneously in a certain window at intermediate densities in the QCD phase diagram. This could have significant effects on the properties of compact stars, possibly leading to new astrophysical signatures. In this contribution we discuss this idea by reviewing recent results on inhomogeneous chiral symmetry breaking under an astrophysics-oriented perspective. After introducing two commonly studied spatial modulations of the chiral condensate, the chiral density wave and the real kink crystal, we focus on their properties and their effect on the equation of state of quark matter. We also describe how these crystalline phases are affected by different elements which are required for a realistic description of a compact star, such as charge neutrality, the presence of magnetic fields, vector interactions and the interplay with color superconductivity. Finally, we discuss possible signatures of inhomogeneous chiral symmetry breaking in the core of compact stars, considering the cases of mass-radius relations and neutrino emissivity explicitly. (orig.)

  16. Chiral symmetry in the path-integral approach

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    The derivation of anomalous Ward-Takahashi identities related to chiral symmetries in the path-integral framework is presented. Some two-dimensional models in both abelian and non-abelian cases are discussed. The quantization of such theories using Weyl fermions is also presented. (L.C.)

  17. Magnetic catalysis of chiral symmetry breaking and the Pauli problem

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    Ng, Y. Jack

    1998-01-01

    The non-perturbative Schwinger-Dyson equation is used to show that chiral symmetry is dynamically broken in QED at weak gauge couplings when an external uniform magnetic field is present. A complete analysis of this phenomenon may shed light on the Pauli problem, namely, why $\\alpha$ = 1/137.

  18. Chiral symmetry restoration and axial vector renormalization for Wilson fermions

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    Reisz, T

    2000-01-01

    Lattice gauge theories with Wilson fermions break chiral symmetry. In theU(1) axial vector current this manifests itself in the anomaly. On the otherhand it is generally expected that the axial vector flavour mixing current isnon-anomalous. We give a short, but strict proof of this to all orders ofperturbation theory, and show that chiral symmetry restauration implies aunique multiplicative renormalization constant for the current. This constantis determined entirely from an irrelevant operator in the Ward identity. Thebasic ingredients going into the proof are the lattice Ward identity, chargeconjugation symmetry and the power counting theorem. We compute therenormalization constant to one loop order. It is largely independent of theparticular lattice realization of the current.

  19. Finite-temperature chiral transition in real-world QCD?

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    I present and discuss the first physics results of a Langevin simulation of finite-temperature QCD with a realistic current quark spectrum. Up to several caveats which will need to be addressed by future studies, our present results suggest that there is a first-order chiral restoration phase transition in real-world QCD, that it is driven by the light condensate and that it should be accompanied by a partial restoration of U(1)A symmetry. (orig.)

  20. Structure of the vacuum in the color dielectric model: confinement and chiral symmetry

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    Two of the most important properties of Quantum Chromodynamic (QCD), spontaneous symmetry breaking of the vacuum and quark confinement at low energy, are first presented. Some important effective models for hadronic physics are then described. Putting QCD on the lattice and using the block-spin method, the color-dielectric model effective Lagrangian is obtained. The structure of the vacuum and the behaviour of uniform quark matter at high intensity are investigated in this model. Its original formulation is extended to handle chiral symmetry (by use of sigma model) and to include negative energy orbitals. At high baryonic density, the model describes the two phase transitions which are expected in QCD: deconfinement of quarks and chiral symmetry restoration. Finally, a heavy meson composed by a charmed quark anti-quark pair, is constructed, and the valence quarks confinement and the vacuum structure around them are studied

  1. Testing Lorentz Symmetry using Chiral Perturbation Theory

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    Noordmans, J P

    2016-01-01

    We consider the low-energy effects of a selected set of Lorentz- and CPT-violating quark and gluon operators by deriving the corresponding chiral effective lagrangian. Using this effective lagrangian, low-energy hadronic observables can be calculated. We apply this to magnetometer experiments and derive the best bounds on some of the Lorentz-violating coefficients. We point out that progress can be made by studying the nucleon-nucleon potential, and by considering storage-ring experiments for deuterons and other light nuclei.

  2. Nonlinear Boundary Dynamics and Chiral Symmetry in Holographic QCD

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    Albrecht, Dylan; Wilcox, Ronald J

    2011-01-01

    In the hard-wall model of holographic QCD we find that nonlinear boundary dynamics are required in order to maintain the correct pattern of explicit and spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking beyond leading order in the pion fields. With the help of a field redefinition, we demonstrate that the requisite nonlinear boundary conditions are consistent with the Sturm-Liouville structure required for the Kaluza-Klein decomposition of bulk fields. Observables insensitive to the chiral limit receive only small corrections in the improved description, and classical calculations in the hard-wall model remain surprisingly accurate.

  3. Burgers-like equation for spontaneous breakdown of the chiral symmetry in QCD

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    Blaizot, Jean-Paul; Warchoł, Piotr

    2013-01-01

    We link the spontaneous breakdown of chiral symmetry in Euclidean QCD to the collision of spectral shock waves in the vicinity of zero eigenvalue of Dirac operator. The mechanism, originating from complex Burger's-like equation for viscid, pressureless, one-dimensional flow of eigenvalues, is similar to recently observed weak-strong coupling phase transition in large $N_c$ Yang-Mills theory. The spectral viscosity is proportional to the inverse of the size of the random matrix that replaces the Dirac operator in the universal (ergodic) regime. We obtain the exact scaling function and critical exponents of the chiral phase transition for the averaged characteristic polynomial for $N_c \\ge3$ QCD. We reinterpret our results in terms of known properties of chiral random matrix models and lattice data.

  4. Burgers-like equation for spontaneous breakdown of the chiral symmetry in QCD

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    We link the spontaneous breakdown of chiral symmetry in Euclidean QCD to the collision of spectral shock waves in the vicinity of zero eigenvalue of the Dirac operator. The mechanism, originating from complex Burger's-like equation for viscid, pressureless, one-dimensional flows of eigenvalues, is similar to the recently observed weak-strong coupling phase transition in large Nc Yang–Mills theory. The spectral viscosity is proportional to the inverse size of the random matrix that replaces the Dirac operator in the universal (ergodic) regime. We obtain the exact scaling function and critical exponents of the chiral phase transition for the averaged characteristic polynomial for Nc⩾3 QCD. We reinterpret our results in terms of known properties of chiral random matrix models and lattice data

  5. Symmetry-breaking in chiral polymerisation

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    Wattis, J A D; Wattis, Jonathan AD; Coveney, Peter V.

    2004-01-01

    We propose a model for chiral polymerisation and investigate its symmetric and asymmetric solutions. The model has a source species which decays into left- and right-handed types of monomer, each of which can polymerise to form homochiral chains; these chains are susceptible to `poisoning' by the opposite handed monomer. Homochiral polymers are assumed to influence the proportion of each type of monomer formed from the precursor. We show that for certain parameter values a positive feedback mechanism makes the symmetric steady-state solution unstable. The kinetics of polymer formation are then analysed in the case where the system starts from zero concentrations of monomer and chains. We show that following a long induction time, extremely large concentrations of polymers are formed for a short time, during this time an asymmetry introduced into the system by a random external perturbation may be massively amplified. The system then approaches one of the steady-state solutions described above.

  6. Burgers-like equation for spontaneous breakdown of the chiral symmetry in QCD

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    Blaizot, Jean-Paul; Nowak, Maciej A.; Warchoł, Piotr

    2013-01-01

    We link the spontaneous breakdown of chiral symmetry in Euclidean QCD to the collision of spectral shock waves in the vicinity of zero eigenvalue of Dirac operator. The mechanism, originating from complex Burger's-like equation for viscid, pressureless, one-dimensional flow of eigenvalues, is similar to recently observed weak-strong coupling phase transition in large $N_c$ Yang-Mills theory. The spectral viscosity is proportional to the inverse of the size of the random matrix that replaces t...

  7. Chiral Symmetry and the Nucleon-Nucleon Interaction

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    Ruprecht Machleidt

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available We review how nuclear forces emerge from low-energy quantum chromodynamics (QCD via chiral effective field theory (EFT. During the past two decades, this approach has evolved into a powerful tool to derive nuclear two- and many-body forces in a systematic and model-independent way. We then focus on the nucleon-nucleon (N N interaction and show in detail how, governed by chiral symmetry, the long- and intermediate-range of the N N potential builds up order by order. We proceed up to sixth order in small momenta, where convergence is achieved. The final result allows for a full assessment of the validity of the chiral EFT approach to the N N interaction.

  8. On SU(3) effective models and chiral phase-transition

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    Tawfik, Abdel Nasser

    2015-01-01

    The sensitivity of Polyakov Nambu-Jona-Lasinio (PNJL) model as an effective theory of quark dynamics to chiral symmetry has been utilized in studying the QCD phase-diagram. Also, Poyakov linear sigma-model (PLSM), in which information about the confining glue sector of the theory was included through Polyakov-loop potential. Furthermore, from quasi-particle model (QPM), the gluonic sector of QPM is integrated to LSM in order to reproduce recent lattice calculations. We review PLSM, QLSM, PNJL and HRG with respect to their descriptions for the chiral phase-transition. We analyse chiral order-parameter M(T), normalized net-strange condensate Delta_{q,s}(T) and chiral phase-diagram and compare the results with lattice QCD. We conclude that PLSM works perfectly in reproducing M(T) and Delta_{q,s}(T). HRG model reproduces Delta_{q,s}(T), while PNJL and QLSM seem to fail. These differences are present in QCD chiral phase-diagram. PLSM chiral boundary is located in upper band of lattice QCD calculations and agree we...

  9. Space Group Symmetry Fractionalization in a Chiral Kagome Heisenberg Antiferromagnet.

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    Zaletel, Michael P; Zhu, Zhenyue; Lu, Yuan-Ming; Vishwanath, Ashvin; White, Steven R

    2016-05-13

    The anyonic excitations of a spin liquid can feature fractional quantum numbers under space group symmetries. Detecting these fractional quantum numbers, which are analogs of the fractional charge of Laughlin quasiparticles, may prove easier than the direct observation of anyonic braiding and statistics. Motivated by the recent numerical discovery of spin-liquid phases in the kagome Heisenberg antiferromagnet, we theoretically predict the pattern of space group symmetry fractionalization in the kagome lattice SO(3)-symmetric chiral spin liquid. We provide a method to detect these fractional quantum numbers in finite-size numerics which is simple to implement in the density matrix renormalization group. Applying these developments to the chiral spin liquid phase of a kagome Heisenberg model, we find perfect agreement between our theoretical prediction and numerical observations. PMID:27232041

  10. Chiral symmetry and finite temperature effects in quantum theories

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    A computer simulation of the harmonic oscillator at finite temperature has been carried out, using the Monte Carlo Metropolis algorithm. Accurate results for the energy and fluctuations have been obtained, with special attention to the manifestation of the temperature effects. Varying the degree of symmetry breaking, the finite temperature behaviour of the asymmetric linear model in a linearized mean field approximation has been studied. In a study of the effects of chiral symmetry on baryon mass splittings, reasonable agreement with experiment has been obtained in a non-relativistic harmonic oscillator model

  11. Intrinsic transverse momentum and dynamical chiral symmetry breaking

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    Christian Weiss, Peter Schweitzer, Mark Strikman

    2013-01-01

    We study the effect of QCD vacuum structure on the intrinsic transverse momentum distribution of partons in the nucleon at a low scale. The dynamical breaking of chiral symmetry is caused by non-perturbative interactions at distances of the order rho ~ 0.2 - 0.3 fm, much smaller than the typical nucleon size R ~ 1 fm, resulting in a two-scale picture of nucleon structure. Using an effective dynamical model based on chiral constituent quark degrees of freedom and the 1/N_c expansion (chiral quark-soliton model), we calculate the transverse momentum distribution of quarks and antiquarks at a low scale. The distribution of valence quarks is localized at p_T ~ 1/R. The distribution of flavor-singlet unpolarized sea quarks exhibits a power-like tail extending up to the chiral-symmetry-breaking scale 1/{rho}. A similar tail is present in the flavor-nonsinglet polarized sea. These features are model-independent and represent the imprint of the QCD vacuum on the nucleon's partonic structure. At the level of the nucleon's light-cone wave function, we show that sea quarks partly exist in correlated pairs of transverse size {rho} << R, analogous to short-range NN correlations in nuclei. We discuss the implications of our findings for the transverse momentum distributions in hard scattering processes (semi-inclusive DIS, Drell-Yan pair production) and possible experimental tests of the non-perturbative parton correlations induced by QCD vacuum structure.

  12. An Anderson-like model of the QCD chiral transition

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    Giordano, Matteo; Pittler, Ferenc

    2016-01-01

    We study the problems of chiral symmetry breaking and eigenmode localisation in finite-temperature QCD by looking at the lattice Dirac operator as a random Hamiltonian. We recast the staggered Dirac operator into an unconventional three-dimensional Anderson Hamiltonian ("Dirac-Anderson Hamiltonian") carrying internal degrees of freedom, with disorder provided by the fluctuations of the gauge links. In this framework, we identify the features relevant to chiral symmetry restoration and localisation of the low-lying Dirac eigenmodes in the ordering of the local Polyakov lines, and in the related correlation between spatial links across time slices, thus tying the two phenomena to the deconfinement transition. We then build a toy model based on QCD and on the Dirac-Anderson approach, replacing the Polyakov lines with spin variables and simplifying the dynamics of the spatial gauge links, but preserving the above-mentioned relevant dynamical features. Our toy model successfully reproduces the main features of the...

  13. Chiral symmetry and its partial restoration in nuclei

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    The Nambu-Jona-Lasinio (NJL) model is used to discuss the partial restoration of chiral symmetry in nuclear media at zero and finite temperatures. Effects considered are (a) the proton-neutron mass difference and the Nolen-Schiffer anomaly, (b) quasi-elastic electron scattering, and (c) the nuclear response function. Finally, the likely effects of confinement for the NJL model are examined. 8 refs., 14 figs

  14. Continuum strong QCD: Confinement and dynamical chiral symmetry breaking

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    Continuum strong QCD is the application of models and continuum quantum field theory to the study of phenomena in hadronic physics, which includes; e.g., the spectrum of QCD bound states and their interactions. Herein the author provides a Dyson-Schwinger equation perspective, focusing on qualitative aspects of confinement and dynamical chiral symmetry breaking in cold, sparse QCD, and also elucidating consequences of the axial-vector Ward-Takahashi identity and features of the heavy-quark limit

  15. Vacuum Polarization and Dynamical Chiral Symmetry Breaking: Phase Diagram of QED with Four-Fermion Contact Interaction

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    Akram, F; Gutierrez-Guerrero, L X; Masud, B; Rodriguez-Quintero, J; Calcaneo-Roldan, C; Tejeda-Yeomans, M E

    2012-01-01

    We study chiral symmetry breaking for fundamental charged fermions coupled electromagnetically to photons with the inclusion of four-fermion contact self-interaction term. We employ multiplicatively renormalizable models for the photon dressing function and the electron-photon vertex which minimally ensures mass anomalous dimension = 1. Vacuum polarization screens the interaction strength. Consequently, the pattern of dynamical mass generation for fermions is characterized by a critical number of massless fermion flavors above which chiral symmetry is restored. This effect is in diametrical opposition to the existence of criticality for the minimum interaction strength necessary to break chiral symmetry dynamically. The presence of virtual fermions dictates the nature of phase transition. Miransky scaling laws for the electromagnetic interaction strength and the four-fermion coupling, observed for quenched QED, are replaced by a mean-field power law behavior corresponding to a second order phase transition. T...

  16. Functional Renormalization Group Study of the Chiral Phase Transition Including Vector and Axial-vector Mesons

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    Eser, Jürgen; Rischke, Dirk H

    2015-01-01

    The transition in quantum chromodynamics (QCD) from hadronic matter to the quark-gluon plasma (QGP) at high temperatures and/or net-baryon densities is associated with the restoration of chiral symmetry and can be investigated in the laboratory via heavy-ion collisions. We study this chiral transition within the functional renormalization group (FRG) approach applied to the two-flavor version of the extended Linear Sigma Model (eLSM). The eLSM is an effective model for the strong interaction and features besides scalar and pseudoscalar degrees of freedom also vector and axial- vector mesons. We discuss the impact of the quark masses and the axial anomaly on the order of the chiral transition. We also confirm the degeneracy of the masses of chiral partners above the transition temperature. We find that the mass of the $a_1$ meson ($\\rho$ meson) decreases (increases) towards the chiral transition.

  17. Functional renormalization group study of the chiral phase transition including vector and axial-vector mesons

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    Eser, Jürgen; Grahl, Mara; Rischke, Dirk H.

    2015-11-01

    The transition in quantum chromodynamics from hadronic matter to the quark-gluon plasma at high temperatures and/or net-baryon densities is associated with the restoration of chiral symmetry and can be investigated in the laboratory via heavy-ion collisions. We study this chiral transition within the functional renormalization group approach applied to the two-flavor version of the extended linear sigma model (eLSM). The eLSM is an effective model for the strong interaction and features besides scalar and pseudoscalar degrees of freedom also vector and axial-vector mesons. We discuss the impact of the quark masses and the axial anomaly on the order of the chiral transition. We also confirm the degeneracy of the masses of chiral partners above the transition temperature. We find that the mass of the a1 meson (ρ meson) decreases (increases) towards the chiral transition.

  18. The chicken or the egg; or Who ordered the chiral phase transition?

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    Kogan, I I; Tekin, B; Kogan, Ian I.; Kovner, Alex; Tekin, Bayram

    2001-01-01

    We draw an analogy between the deconfining transition in the 2+1 dimensional Georgi-Glashow model and the chiral phase transition in 3+1 dimensional QCD. Based on the detailed analysis of the former (hep-th/0010201) we suggest that the chiral symmetry restoration in QCD at high temperature is driven by the thermal ensemble of baryons and antibaryons. The chiral symmetry is restored when roughly half of the volume is occupied by the baryons. Surprisingly enough, even though baryons are rather heavy, a crude estimate for the critical temperature gives $T_c=180$ Mev. In this scenario the binding of the instantons is not the cause but rather a consequence of the chiral symmetry restoration.

  19. Probing Emergent Scale-Chiral Symmetry in Nuclear Interactions

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    Paeng, Won-Gi

    2016-01-01

    In effective field theory for baryonic matter in which broken scale symmetry and hidden local symmetry are incorporated, both scale invariance and local gauge invariance, invisible or perhaps even absent in the QCD vacuum, could arise at high density as emergent symmetries, with a dilaton figuring as a scalar Nambu-Goldstone boson and the $\\rho$ and $a_1$ mesons as gauge fields, the former at the "dialton-limit (DL) fixed point" and the latter at the "vector manifestation (VM) fixed point." A novel phenomenon observed in a simplified model is that the dilaton condensate in nuclear medium "walks" as density increases beyond $n_{1/2}\\sim (2-3)n_0$ and induces the in-medium hidden gauge symmetry coupling, un-scaling up to density $n_{1/2}$, to start dropping rapidly towards the VM fixed point $n_{VM} >n_{1/2} $ at which the vector meson mass vanishes, coinciding, most likely, with chiral symmetry restoration. We discuss how to probe both VM and DL properties by means of the nuclear symmetry energy and the sound ...

  20. Peripheral Nucleon-Nucleon Phase Shifts and Chiral Symmetry

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    Kaiser, N; Weise, W

    1997-01-01

    Within the one-loop approximation of baryon chiral perturbation theory we calculate all one-pion and two-pion exchange contributions to the nucleon-nucleon interaction. In fact we construct the elastic NN-scattering amplitude up to and including third order in small momenta. The phase shifts with orbital angular momentum $L\\geq2 $ and the mixing angles with $J\\geq2$ are given parameterfree and thus allow for a detailed test of chiral symmetry in the two-nucleon system. We find that for the D-waves the $2\\pi$-exchange corrections are too large as compared with empirical phase shifts, signaling the increasing importance of shorter range effects in lower partial waves. For higher partial waves, especially for G-waves, the model independent $2\\pi$-exchange corrections bring the chiral prediction close to empirical NN phase shifts. We propose to use the chiral NN phase shifts with $L\\geq 3$ as input in a future phase shift analysis. Furthermore, we compute the irreducible two-pion exchange NN-potentials in coordin...

  1. QCD phase transition with chiral quarks and physical quark masses.

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    Bhattacharya, Tanmoy; Buchoff, Michael I; Christ, Norman H; Ding, H-T; Gupta, Rajan; Jung, Chulwoo; Karsch, F; Lin, Zhongjie; Mawhinney, R D; McGlynn, Greg; Mukherjee, Swagato; Murphy, David; Petreczky, P; Renfrew, Dwight; Schroeder, Chris; Soltz, R A; Vranas, P M; Yin, Hantao

    2014-08-22

    We report on the first lattice calculation of the QCD phase transition using chiral fermions with physical quark masses. This calculation uses 2+1 quark flavors, spatial volumes between (4 fm)(3) and (11 fm)(3) and temperatures between 139 and 196 MeV. Each temperature is calculated at a single lattice spacing corresponding to a temporal Euclidean extent of N(t) = 8. The disconnected chiral susceptibility, χ(disc) shows a pronounced peak whose position and height depend sensitively on the quark mass. We find no metastability near the peak and a peak height which does not change when a 5 fm spatial extent is increased to 10 fm. Each result is strong evidence that the QCD "phase transition" is not first order but a continuous crossover for m(π) = 135 MeV. The peak location determines a pseudocritical temperature T(c) = 155(1)(8) MeV, in agreement with earlier staggered fermion results. However, the peak height is 50% greater than that suggested by previous staggered results. Chiral SU(2)(L) × SU(2)(R) symmetry is fully restored above 164 MeV, but anomalous U(1)(A) symmetry breaking is nonzero above T(c) and vanishes as T is increased to 196 MeV. PMID:25192088

  2. The QCD phase transition with physical-mass, chiral quarks

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    Bhattacharya, Tanmoy; Christ, Norman H; Ding, H -T; Gupta, Rajan; Jung, Chulwoo; Karsch, F; Lin, Zhongjie; Mawhinney, R D; McGlynn, Greg; Mukherjee, Swagato; Murphy, David; Petreczky, P; Schroeder, Chris; Soltz, R A; Vranas, P M; Yin, Hantao

    2014-01-01

    We report on the first lattice calculation of the QCD phase transition using chiral fermions at physical values of the quark masses. This calculation uses 2+1 quark flavors, spatial volumes between (4 fm$)^3$ and (11 fm$)^3$ and temperatures between 139 and 196 MeV . Each temperature was calculated using a single lattice spacing corresponding to a temporal Euclidean extent of $N_t=8$. The disconnected chiral susceptibility, $\\chi_{\\rm disc}$ shows a pronounced peak whose position and height depend sensitively on the quark mass. We find no metastability in the region of the peak and a peak height which does not change when a 5 fm spatial extent is increased to 10 fm. Each result is strong evidence that the QCD ``phase transition'' is not first order but a continuous cross-over for $m_\\pi=135$ MeV. The peak location determines a pseudo-critical temperature $T_c = 155(1)(8)$ MeV. Chiral $SU(2)_L\\times SU(2)_R$ symmetry is fully restored above 164 MeV, but anomalous $U(1)_A$ symmetry breaking is non-zero above $T...

  3. Deconfinement and Chiral Symmetry Restoration in a Strong Magnetic Background

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    Gatto, Raoul

    2010-01-01

    We perform a model study of deconfinement and chiral symmetry restoration in a strong magnetic background. We use a Nambu-Jona Lasinio model with the Polyakov loop, taking into account a possible dependence of the coupling on the Polyakov loop expectation value, as suggested by the recent literature. Our main result is that, within this model, the deconfinement and chiral crossovers of QCD in strong magnetic field are entangled even at the largest value of $eB$ considered here, namely $eB=30 m_\\pi^2$ (that is, $B \\approx 6\\times 10^{15}$ Tesla). The amount of split that we measure is, at this value of $eB$, of the order of 2%. We also study briefly the role of the 8-quark term on the entanglement of the two crossovers. We then compare the phase diagram of this model with previous results, as well as with available Lattice data.

  4. Topological protection of defect states from semi-chiral symmetry

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    Poli, Charles; Bellec, Matthieu; Kuhl, Ulrich; Mortessagne, Fabrice

    2015-01-01

    Bipartite quantum systems from the chiral universality classes admit topologically protected zero modes at point defects. However, these states are difficult to separate from compacton-like localized states that arise from flat bands, formed if the two sublattices support a different number of sites within a unit cell. Here we identify a natural reduction of chiral symmetry, obtained by coupling sites on the majority sublattice, which gives rise to spectrally isolated point-defect states, topologically characterized as zero modes supported by the complementary minority sublattice. We observe these states in a microwave realization of a dimerized Lieb lattice with next-nearest neighbour coupling, and also demonstrate topological mode selection via sublattice-staggered absorption.

  5. Universality of spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking in gauge theories

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    We investigate one-flavor QCD with an additional chiral scalar field. For a large domain in the space of coupling constants, this model belongs to the same universality class as QCD, and the effects of the scalar become unobservable. This is connected to a 'bound-state fixed point' of the renormalization flow for which all memory of the microscopic scalar interactions is lost. The QCD domain includes a microscopic scalar potential with minima at a nonzero field. On the other hand, for a scalar mass term m2 below a critical value mc2, the universality class is characterized by perturbative spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking which renders the quarks massive. Our renormalization group analysis shows how this universality class is continuously connected with the QCD universality class

  6. Deconfinement and chiral symmetry restoration in a strong magnetic background

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    We perform a model study of deconfinement and chiral symmetry restoration in a strong magnetic background. We use a Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model with the Polyakov loop, taking into account a possible dependence of the coupling on the Polyakov-loop expectation value, as suggested by the recent literature. Our main result is that, within this model, the deconfinement and chiral crossovers of QCD in strong magnetic field are entangled even at the largest value of eB considered here, namely eB=30mπ2 (that is, B≅6x1015 T). The amount of split that we measure is, at this value of eB, of the order of 2%. We also study briefly the role of the 8-quark term on the entanglement of the two crossovers. We then compare the phase diagram of this model with previous results, as well as with available lattice data.

  7. Chiral symmetry breaking in lattice QED model with fermion brane

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    Shintani, E

    2012-01-01

    We propose a novel approach of spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking at near zero temperature in 4 dimensional QED model with 3+1 dimensional fermion brane using Hybrid Monte Carlo simulation. We consider an anisotropic QED coupling in non-compact QED action with the manifest gauge invariant interaction and fermi-velocity which is less than speed of light. This model allows for the scaling study at low temperature and strong coupling region with reduced computational cost. We compute the chiral condensate and its susceptibility with different coupling constant, velocity parameter and flavor number, and therefore obtain a compatible behavior with gap equation in broken phase. We also discuss about the comparison of Graphene model.

  8. Effects of gauge boson mass on chiral and deconfinement phase transitions in QED$_{3}$

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    Yin, Pei-Lin; Feng, Hong-Tao; Zong, Hong-Shi

    2016-01-01

    Based on the experimental observation that there is a coexisting region between the antiferromagnetic (AF) and $\\textit{d}$-wave superconducting ($\\textit{d}$SC) phases, the influences of gauge boson mass $m_{a}$ on chiral symmetry restoration and deconfinement phase transitions in QED$_{3}$ are investigated simultaneously within a unified framework, i.e., Dyson-Schwinger equations. The results show that the chiral symmetry restoration phase transition in the presence of the gauge boson mass $m_{a}$ is a typical second-order phase transition; the chiral symmetry restoration and deconfinement phase transitions are coincident; the critical number of fermion flavors $N^{c}_{f}$ decreases as the gauge boson mass $m_{a}$ increases and there exists a boundary that separates the $N^{c}_{f}$-$m_{a}$ plane into chiral symmetry breaking/confinement region for ($N_{f}^{c}$, $m_{a}$) below the boundary and chiral symmetry restoration/deconfinement region for ($N_{f}^{c}$, $m_{a}$) above it.

  9. Simultaneous chiral symmetry restoration and deconfinement - Consequences for the QCD phase diagram

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    Klahn, Thomas; Hempel, Matthias

    2016-01-01

    For studies of quark matter in astrophysical scenarios the thermodynamic bag model (tdBag) is commonly employed. Although successful, it does not account for dynamical chiral symmetry breaking (D$\\chi$SB) and repulsions due to the vector interaction which is crucial to explain recent observations of massive, two solar mass neutron stars. In Kl\\"ahn & Fischer (2015) we developed the novel vBag quark matter model which takes these effects into account. This article extends vBag to finite temperatures and isospin asymmetry. Another particular feature of vBag is the determination of the deconfinement bag constant $B_{\\rm dc}$ from a given hadronic equation of state (EoS) in order to ensure that chiral and deconfinement transitions coincide. We discuss consequences of this novel approach for the phase transition construction and the phase diagram.

  10. Chiral symmetry and pion condensation. II. General formalism

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    The role of chiral symmetry in pion condensation was explored through model calculations in the preceding paper. Here we present model-independent results which justify and sometimes go beyond the previous work. Our methods are based on functional techniques used in field theory. The paper is not self-contained and is meant to be read in conjunction with the preceding one. In the course of this work we were led to look at low-energy π-N interactions. In a brief survey, it is pointed out that they are more complicated than is commonly assumed

  11. Spontaneous breaking of chiral symmetry as a consequence of confinement

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    It is shown that at the leading order in large N-expansion a confinement potential, linearly rising at large distances, leads to a non-local four-quark interaction which realizes spontaneous breaking of chiral symmetry in the same way as the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model does. The Nambu-Jona-Lasinio phenomenological constant G1, which is responsible for SBCS, is expressed in terms of the string tension and the confinement radius. The dynamical quark mass is found as a function on the string tension m=2√σ/π=0.33GeV at σ=0.27 GeV2. (author). 13 refs

  12. Instabilities of Hexagonal Patterns with Broken Chiral Symmetry

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    Echebarria, B; Echebarria, Blas; Riecke, Hermann

    1999-01-01

    Three coupled Ginzburg-Landau equations for hexagonal patterns with broken chiral symmetry are investigated. They are relevant for the dynamics close to onset of rotating non-Boussinesq or surface-tension-driven convection. Steady and oscillatory, long- and short-wave instabilities of the hexagons are found. For the long-wave behavior coupled phase equations are derived. Numerical simulations of the Ginzburg-Landau equations indicate bistability between spatio-temporally chaotic patterns and stable steady hexagons. The chaotic state can, however, not be described properly with the Ginzburg-Landau equations.

  13. Chiral symmetry and nuclear matter equation of state

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    A B Santra

    2001-08-01

    We investigate the effect on the nuclear matter equation of state (EOS) due to modification of meson and nucleon parameters in nuclear medium as a consequence of partial restoration of chiral symmetry. To get the EOS, we have used Brueckner–Bethe–Golstone formalism with Bonn- potential as two-body interaction and QCD sum rule and Brown–Rho scaling prescriptions for modification of hadron parameters. We find that EOS is very much sensitive to the meson parameters. We can fit, with two body interaction alone, both the saturation density and the binding energy per nucleon.

  14. Schwinger-Dyson equations: Dynamical Chiral Symmetry Breaking and Confinement

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    Roberts, Craig D.(Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, 60439, USA)

    1993-01-01

    A representative but not exhaustive review of the Schwinger-Dyson equation (SDE) approach to the nonperturbative study of QCD is presented. The main focus is the SDE for the quark self energy but studies of the gluon propagator and quark-gluon vertex are also discussed insofar as they are important to the quark SDE. The scope of this article is the application of these equations to the study of dynamical chiral symmetry breaking, quark confinement and the phenomenology of the spectrum and dyn...

  15. A note on Seiberg duality and chiral symmetry breaking

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    Following (arXiv:1310.2027) and (arXiv:0801.0762), we consider a non-supersymmetric Seiberg duality between electric and magnetic “orientifold field theories”. These theories live on brane configurations of type 0′ string theory. In the electric theory side the scalars acquire a mass and decouple, resulting in an SU(Nc) gauge theory coupled to Nf massless quarks and an additional massless fermion that transforms in the two-index antisymmetric representation. In the magnetic theory side there exists a fundamental meson field that develops a Coleman–Weinberg potential. At the one-loop approximation the potential admits a minimum with chiral symmetry breaking of the form SU(Nf)L×SU(Nf)R→SU(Nf)V and an additional breaking of an axial U(1) symmetry. The resulting theory admits a spectrum whose massless degrees of freedom are Nf2 Nambu–Goldstone bosons

  16. In Search of a Pristine Signal for (Scale-)Chiral Symmetry in Nuclei

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    Rho, Mannque

    2016-01-01

    I describe the long-standing search for a "smoking-gun" signal for the manifestation of (scale-)chiral symmetry in nuclear interactions. It is prompted by Gerry Brown's last unpublished note, reproduced verbatim below, on the preeminent role of pions and vector ($\\rho$,$\\omega$) mesons in providing a simple and elegant description of strongly correlated nuclear interactions. In this note written in tribute to Gerry Brown, I first describe a case of an unambiguous signal in axial-charge transitions in nuclei and then combine his ideas with the more recent development on the role of hidden symmetries in nuclear physics. What transpires is the surprising conclusion that the Landau-Migdal fixed point interaction $G_0^\\prime$, the nuclear tensor forces and Brown-Rho scaling, all encoded in scale-invariant hidden local symmetry, as Gerry put, "run the show and make all forces equal."

  17. In a search for a chiral symmetry in 102Rh

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    Excited states in 102Rh were populated in the fusion-evaporation reaction 94Zr(nB, 3n)102Rh at a beam energy of 36 MeV, using the INGA spectrometer at IUAC, New Delhi. The angular correlations and the electromagnetic character of some of the γ-ray transitions observed in 102Rh were investigated in detail. A new candidate for a chiral twin band was identified in 102Rh for the first time.

  18. Chiral phase transition in the soft-wall model of AdS/QCD

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    Chelabi, Kaddour; Fang, Zhen; Huang, Mei; Li, Danning; Wu, Yue-Liang

    2016-04-01

    We investigate the chiral phase transition in the soft-wall model of AdS/QCD at zero chemical potential for two-flavor and three-flavor cases, respectively. We show that there is no spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking in the original soft-wall model. After detailed analysis, we find that in order to realize chiral symmetry breaking and restoration, both profiles for the scalar potential and the dilaton field are essential. The scalar potential determines the possible solution structure of the chiral condensate, except the mass term, it takes another quartic term for the two-flavor case, and for the three-flavor case, one has to take into account an extra cubic term due to the t'Hooft determinant interaction. The profile of the dilaton field reflects the gluodynamics, which is negative at a certain ultraviolet scale and approaches positive quadratic behavior at far infrared region. With this set-up, the spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking in the vacuum and its restoration at finite temperature can be realized perfectly. In the two-flavor case, it gives a second order chiral phase transition in the chiral limit, while the transition turns to be a crossover for any finite quark mass. In the case of three-flavor, the phase transition becomes a first order one in the chiral limit, while above sufficient large quark mass it turns to be a crossover again. This scenario agrees exactly with the current understanding on chiral phase transition from lattice QCD and other effective model studies.

  19. Chiral symmetry breakdown and the spectrum of pseudoscalar mesons in quantum chromodynamics

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    The recently suggested mechanism of the dynamical chiral symmetry breakdown in quantum chromodynamics is extended to the realistic situation when both spontaneous and explicit chiral symmetry breaking take place (current masses of the light quarks are different from zero). The mass relations for pseudoscalar nonet are obtained

  20. Chiral symmetry restoration versus deconfinement in heavy-ion collisions at high baryon density

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    Cassing, W.; Palmese, A.; Moreau, P.; Bratkovskaya, E. L.

    2016-01-01

    We study the production of strange hadrons in nucleus-nucleus collisions from 4 to 160 A GeV within the parton-hadron-string dynamics (PHSD) transport approach that is extended to incorporate essentials aspects of chiral symmetry restoration (CSR) in the hadronic sector (via the Schwinger mechanism) on top of the deconfinement phase transition as implemented in PHSD. Especially the K+/π+ and the (Λ +Σ0) /π- ratios in central Au+Au collisions are found to provide information on the relative importance of both transitions. The modeling of chiral symmetry restoration is driven by the pion-nucleon Σ term in the computation of the quark scalar condensate that serves as an order parameter for CSR and also scales approximately with the effective quark masses ms and mq. Furthermore, the nucleon scalar density ρs, which also enters the computation of , is evaluated within the nonlinear σ -ω model which is constrained by Dirac-Brueckner calculations and low-energy heavy-ion reactions. The Schwinger mechanism (for string decay) fixes the ratio of strange to light quark production in the hadronic medium. We find that above ˜80 A GeV the reaction dynamics of heavy nuclei is dominantly driven by partonic degrees of freedom such that traces of the chiral symmetry restoration are hard to identify. Our studies support the conjecture of "quarkyonic matter" in heavy-ion collisions from about 5 to 40 A GeV and provide a microscopic explanation for the maximum in the K+/π+ ratio at about 30 A GeV, which only shows up if a transition to partonic degrees of freedom is incorporated in the reaction dynamics and is discarded in the traditional hadron-string models.

  1. Studies on phenomenological hadron models with chiral symmetry

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    In this report we consider, in the context of phenomenological models for hadrons, several aspects of Skyrme-type and hybrid bag models. In the first of the two central parts we discuss two qualitatively different generalizations of the minimal SU(2) Skyrme model. One of these consists in adding to the Lagrangian density a symmetric term of fourth order in the field derivatives. Its consequences are determined for solutions and observables by analytical and numerical investigations. In the other we propose a contribution for explicit isospin symmetry breaking in the mesonic as well as the baryonic sector. Together with the standard nonlinear σ-model term it allows for exact time-dependent classical soliton solutions. Their quantization leads to a quantitative connection between the hadronic isospin mass differenced of pions and nucleons. The second main part of this report is devoted to the generalization of SU(2) bag models under the aspect of chiral symmetry. We first show that the construction of appropriate surface terms in the Lagrangian density necessitates the introduction of dynamical bosonic degrees of freedom. This allows for a variety of bag scenarios (including the 'endopionic' bag). We then consider explicit isospin symmetry breaking for hybrid bag models with a nonlinear mesonic sector. An intimate relationship is revealed between the effects of a quark mass difference and the time-dependent bosonic solutions found for the purely mesonic case. It is reflected in a nontrivial interdependence between quark and meson masses, bag radius and chiral angle. We provide an especially extensive list of references for the topics discussed in this report. (orig.)

  2. Chiral Symmetry Restoration and Scalar-Pseudoscalar partners in QCD

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    Nicola, A Gomez; Andres, R Torres

    2013-01-01

    We present a consistent description of Scalar-Pseudoscalar partner degeneration at the QCD chiral transition in terms of the dominant low-energy physical states for the light quark sector. First, we obtain within model-independent one-loop Chiral Perturbation Theory (ChPT) that the QCD pseudoscalar susceptibility is proportional to the quark condensate. We also show that this chiral-restoring behaviour is compatible with recent lattice results for screening masses and gives rise to degeneration between the scalar and pseudoscalar susceptibilities ($\\chi_S$,$\\chi_P$) around the transition point, consistently with an O(4)-like current restoration pattern. This scenario is clearly confirmed by lattice data when we compare $\\chi_S(T)$ with the quark condensate, expected to scale as $\\chi_P(T)$. In addition, we show that saturating $\\chi_S$ with the $\\sigma/f_0(500)$ broad resonance observed in pion scattering and including its finite temperature dependence, account for the peak structure of $\\chi_S(T)$ in lattice...

  3. Non-equilibrium physics at a holographic chiral phase transition

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    Evans, Nick; Kim, Keun-young [Southampton Univ. (United Kingdom). School of Physics and Astronomy; Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics China, Beijing (China); Kalaydzhyan, Tigran; Kirsch, Ingo [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany)

    2010-11-15

    The D3/D7 system holographically describes an N=2 gauge theory which spontaneously breaks a chiral symmetry by the formation of a quark condensate in the presence of a magnetic field. At finite temperature it displays a first order phase transition. We study out of equilibrium dynamics associated with this transition by placing probe D7 branes in a geometry describing a boost-invariant expanding or contracting plasma. We use an adiabatic approximation to track the evolution of the quark condensate in a heated system and reproduce the phase structure expected from equilibrium dynamics. We then study solutions of the full partial differential equation that describes the evolution of out of equilibrium configurations to provide a complete description of the phase transition including describing aspects of bubble formation. (orig.)

  4. Non-equilibrium physics at a holographic chiral phase transition

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    The D3/D7 system holographically describes an N=2 gauge theory which spontaneously breaks a chiral symmetry by the formation of a quark condensate in the presence of a magnetic field. At finite temperature it displays a first order phase transition. We study out of equilibrium dynamics associated with this transition by placing probe D7 branes in a geometry describing a boost-invariant expanding or contracting plasma. We use an adiabatic approximation to track the evolution of the quark condensate in a heated system and reproduce the phase structure expected from equilibrium dynamics. We then study solutions of the full partial differential equation that describes the evolution of out of equilibrium configurations to provide a complete description of the phase transition including describing aspects of bubble formation. (orig.)

  5. Chiral symmetry of heavy-light scalar mesons with UA(1) symmetry breaking

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    Dmitrašinović, V.

    2012-07-01

    In a previous paper, based on a calculation in the nonrelativistic quark model, we advanced the hypothesis that the Ds(2317), D0(2308) mesons are predominantly four-quark states lowered in mass by the flavor-dependent Kobayashi-Kubo-Maskawa ’t Hooft UA(1) symmetry breaking effective interaction. Here we show similar results and conclusions in a relativistic effective chiral model calculation, based on three-light-quark (i.e., two q plus one q¯) local interpolators. To this end we classify the four-quark (three light plus one heavy quark) local interpolators according to their chiral transformation properties and then construct chiral invariant interactions. We evaluate the diagonal matrix elements of the Kobayashi-Kubo-Maskawa ’t Hooft interaction between different interpolating fields and show that the lowest-lying one is always the (antisymmetric) SU(3)F antitriplet belonging to the chiral (3, 3) multiplet. We predict bottom-strange Bs0 and the bottom-nonstrange B0 scalar mesons with equal masses at 5720 MeV, the strange meson being some 100 MeV lower than in most of the quark potential models. We also predict the JP=1+ bottom-nonstrange B1 and the bottom-strange Bs1 meson masses as 5732 MeV and 5765 MeV, respectively, using the Bardeen-Hill-Nowak-Rho-Zahed scalar-vector mass relation.

  6. Eta Photoproduction as a Test of the Extended Chiral Symmetry

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    Fernandez-Ramirez, C; Udias, J M

    2007-01-01

    We analyze the $\\gamma p \\to \\eta p$ process from threshold up to 1.2 GeV, employing an effective Lagrangian approach that allows for a mixing of eta couplings of pseudoscalar and pseudovector nature. The mixing ratio of the couplings may serve as a quantitative estimation of the $SU_L(3)\\times SU_R(3)$ extended chiral symmetry violation in this energy regime. The data analyzed (differential cross sections and asymmetries) show a preference for the pseudoscalar coupling -- 91% of pseudoscalar coupling component for the best fit. We stress that a more conclusive answer to this question requires a more complete electromagnetic multipole database than the presently available one.

  7. Chiral-symmetry breaking and confinement in Minkowski space

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    We present a model for the quark-antiquark interaction formulated in Minkowski space using the Covariant Spectator Theory. The quark propagators are dressed with the same kernel that describes the interaction between different quarks. By applying the axial-vector Ward-Takahashi identity we show that our model satisfies the Adler-zero constraint imposed by chiral symmetry. For this model, our Minkowski-space results of the dressed quark mass function are compared to lattice QCD data obtained in Euclidean space. The mass function is then used in the calculation of the electromagnetic pion form factor in relativistic impulse approximation, and the results are presented and compared with the experimental data from JLab

  8. Chiral symmetry effect on the pion-nucleon coupling constant

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    In this work we study the effects of chiral symmetry in the pion-nucleon coupling constant in the context of the linear σ- model. First, we introduce the linear σ-model and we discuss the phenomenological hypothesis of CVC and PCAC. Next, we calculate the coupling constant g+πNN(q2) and the nucleon pionic mean square radius considering the contribution of all the diagrams up to one-loop in the framework of the linear σ-model for different values of the mass of the sigma meson and we compare them with the phenomenological form factors. Finally we make an extension of the linear σ-model that consists of taking into account the mass differences of ions and nucleons into the Lagrangian of the model, to study the change dependence of gπnn (q2) and of the mean square radius. (author)

  9. Chiral-symmetry breaking and confinement in Minkowski space

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    Biernat, Elmar P; Ribeiro, J E; Stadler, Alfred; Gross, Franz

    2014-01-01

    We present a model for the quark-antiquark interaction formulated in Minkowski space using the Covariant Spectator Theory. The quark propagators are dressed with the same kernel that describes the interaction between different quarks. By applying the axial-vector Ward-Takahashi identity we show that our model satisfies the Adler-zero constraint imposed by chiral symmetry. For this model, our Minkowski-space results of the dressed quark mass function are compared to lattice QCD data obtained in Euclidean space. The mass function is then used in the calculation of the electromagnetic pion form factor in relativistic impulse approximation, and the results are presented and compared with the experimental data from JLab.

  10. Chiral-symmetry breaking and confinement in Minkowski space

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    Biernat, Elmar P.; Peña, M. T.; Ribeiro, J. E.; Stadler, Alfred; Gross, Franz

    2016-01-01

    We present a model for the quark-antiquark interaction formulated in Minkowski space using the Covariant Spectator Theory. The quark propagators are dressed with the same kernel that describes the interaction between different quarks. By applying the axial-vector Ward-Takahashi identity we show that our model satisfies the Adler-zero constraint imposed by chiral symmetry. For this model, our Minkowski-space results of the dressed quark mass function are compared to lattice QCD data obtained in Euclidean space. The mass function is then used in the calculation of the electromagnetic pion form factor in relativistic impulse approximation, and the results are presented and compared with the experimental data from JLab.

  11. Spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking of Hall magnetohydrodynamic turbulence.

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    Meyrand, Romain; Galtier, Sébastien

    2012-11-01

    Hall magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) is investigated through three-dimensional direct numerical simulations. We show that the Hall effect induces a spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking of the turbulent dynamics. The normalized magnetic polarization is introduced to separate the right- (R) and left-handed (L) fluctuations. A classical k(-7/3) spectrum is found at small scales for R magnetic fluctuations which corresponds to the electron MHD prediction. A spectrum compatible with k(-11/3) is obtained at large-scales for the L magnetic fluctuations; we call this regime the ion MHD. These results are explained heuristically by rewriting the Hall MHD equations in a succinct vortex dynamical form. Applications to solar wind turbulence are discussed. PMID:23215387

  12. Chiral-symmetry breaking and confinement in Minkowski space

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    Biernat, Elmar P. [Centro de Física Teórica de Partículas (CFTP), Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade de Lisboa, 1049-001 Lisboa (Portugal); Peña, M. T. [Centro de Física Teórica de Partículas (CFTP), Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade de Lisboa, 1049-001 Lisboa (Portugal); Departamento de Física, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidadede Lisboa, 1049-001 Lisboa (Portugal); Ribeiro, J. E. [Centro de Física das Interações Fundamentais (CFIF), Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade de Lisboa, 1049-001 Lisboa (Portugal); Stadler, Alfred [Departamento de Física, Universidade de Évora, 7000-671 Évora (Portugal); Centro de Física Teórica de Partículas (CFTP), Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade de Lisboa, 1049-001 Lisboa (Portugal); Gross, Franz [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab), Newport News, Virginia 23606 (United States)

    2016-01-22

    We present a model for the quark-antiquark interaction formulated in Minkowski space using the Covariant Spectator Theory. The quark propagators are dressed with the same kernel that describes the interaction between different quarks. By applying the axial-vector Ward-Takahashi identity we show that our model satisfies the Adler-zero constraint imposed by chiral symmetry. For this model, our Minkowski-space results of the dressed quark mass function are compared to lattice QCD data obtained in Euclidean space. The mass function is then used in the calculation of the electromagnetic pion form factor in relativistic impulse approximation, and the results are presented and compared with the experimental data from JLab.

  13. Gauge-Invariant Formalism with Dirac-mode Expansion for Confinement and Chiral Symmetry Breaking

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    Gongyo, Shinya; Suganuma, Hideo

    2012-01-01

    We develop a manifestly gauge-covariant expansion of the QCD operator such as the Wilson loop, using the eigen-mode of the QCD Dirac operator $\\Slash D=\\gamma^\\mu D^\\mu$. With this method, we perform a direct analysis of the correlation between confinement and chiral symmetry breaking in lattice QCD Monte Carlo calculation on $6^4$ at $\\beta$=5.6. As a remarkable fact, the confinement force is almost unchanged even after removing the low-lying Dirac modes, which are responsible to chiral symmetry breaking. This indicates that one-to-one correspondence does not hold for between confinement and chiral symmetry breaking in QCD. In this analysis, we carefully amputate only the "essence of chiral symmetry breaking" by cutting off the low-lying Dirac modes, and can artificially realize the "confined but chiral restored situation" in QCD.

  14. Chiral symmetry restoration versus deconfinement in heavy-ion collisions at high baryon density

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    Cassing, W; Moreau, P; Bratkovskaya, E L

    2015-01-01

    We study the production of strange hadrons in nucleus-nucleus collisions from 4 to 160 A GeV within the Parton-Hadron-String Dynamics (PHSD) transport approach that is extended to incorporate essentials aspects of chiral symmetry restoration (CSR) in the hadronic sector (via the Schwinger mechanism) on top of the deconfinement phase transition as implemented in PHSD. Especially the $K^+/\\pi^+$ and the $(\\Lambda+\\Sigma^0)/\\pi^-$ ratios in central Au+Au collisions are found to provide information on the relative importance of both transitions. The modelling of chiral symmetry restoration is driven by the pion-nucleon $\\Sigma$-term in the computation of the quark scalar condensate $$ that serves as an order parameter for CSR and also scales approximately with the effective quark masses $m_s$ and $m_q$. Furthermore, the nucleon scalar density $\\rho_s$, which also enters the computation of $$, is evaluated within the nonlinear $\\sigma-\\omega$ model which is constraint by Dirac-Brueckner calculations and low energy...

  15. Chiral Symmetry Breaking in Micro-Ring Optical Cavity By Engineered Dissipation

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    Shu, Fang-Jie; Zou, Xu-Bo; Yang, Lan

    2016-01-01

    We propose a method to break the chiral symmetry of light in traveling wave resonators by coupling the optical modes to a lossy channel. Through the engineered dissipation, an indirect dissipative coupling between two oppositely propagating modes can be realized. Combining with reactive coupling, it can break the chiral symmetry of the resonator, allowing light propagating only in one direction. The chiral symmetry breaking is numerically verified by the simulation of an electromagnetic field in a micro-ring cavity, with proper refractive index distributions. This work provokes us to emphasize the dissipation engineering in photonics, and the generalized idea can also be applied to other systems.

  16. Novel Lifshitz point for chiral transition in the magnetic field

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    Toshitaka Tatsumi

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Based on the generalized Ginzburg–Landau theory, chiral phase transition is discussed in the presence of magnetic field. Considering the chiral density wave we show that chiral anomaly gives rise to an inhomogeneous chiral phase for nonzero quark-number chemical potential. Novel Lifshitz point appears on the vanishing chemical potential line, which may be directly explored by the lattice QCD simulation.

  17. Symmetry energy, neutron skin, and neutron star radius from chiral effective field theory interactions

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    Hebeler, K.; Schwenk, A.

    2014-01-01

    We discuss neutron matter calculations based on chiral effective field theory interactions and their predictions for the symmetry energy, the neutron skin of 208 Pb, and for the radius of neutron stars.

  18. Dynamical Symmetry Breaking in Chiral Gauge Theories with Direct-Product Gauge Groups

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    Shi, Yan-Liang

    2016-01-01

    We analyze patterns of dynamical symmetry breaking in strongly coupled chiral gauge theories with direct-product gauge groups $G$. If the gauge coupling for a factor group $G_i \\subset G$ becomes sufficiently strong, it can produce bilinear fermion condensates that break the $G_i$ symmetry itself and/or break other gauge symmetries $G_j \\subset G$. Our comparative study of a number of strongly coupled direct-product chiral gauge theories elucidates how the patterns of symmetry breaking depend on the structure of $G$ and on the relative sizes of the gauge couplings corresponding to factor groups in the direct product.

  19. Chiral symmetry breaking in d=3 NJL model in external gravitational and magnetic fields

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    Gitman, D M

    1996-01-01

    The phase structure of d=3 Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model in curved spacetime with magnetic field is investigated in the leading order of the 1/N-expansion and in linear curvature approximation (an external magnetic field is treated exactly). The possibility of the chiral symmetry breaking under the combined action of the external gravitational and magnetic fields is shown explicitly. At some circumstances the chiral symmetry may be restored due to the compensation of the magnetic field by the gravitational field.

  20. Chiral symmetry breaking in d=3 NJL model in external gravitational and magnetic fields

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    Gitman, D. M.; Odintsov, S. D.; Shil'nov, Yu. I.

    1996-01-01

    The phase structure of $d=3$ Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model in curved spacetime with magnetic field is investigated in the leading order of the $1/N$-expansion and in linear curvature approximation (an external magnetic field is treated exactly). The possibility of the chiral symmetry breaking under the combined action of the external gravitational and magnetic fields is shown explicitly. At some circumstances the chiral symmetry may be restored due to the compensation of the magnetic field by the ...

  1. Manifestation of chiral symmetry and the effective potential in a strong color-electromagnetic field

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    We study the manifestation of chiral symmetry and the effective potential in an external color-electromagnetic field, using the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model. We derive the effective potential, the dynamical quark mass and the q-anti q pair creation rate for the covariantly-constant color-electromagnetic field. In the flux-tube picture, chiral symmetry restoration would occur inside mesons and at the early stage of ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions. (orig.)

  2. How is chiral symmetry restored at finite density?

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    Tatsumi, T.; Nakano, E.

    2005-01-01

    Taking into account pseudoscalar as well as scalar condensates, we reexamine the chiral restoration path on the chiral manifold. We shall see both condensates coherently produce a density wave at a certain density, which delays chiral restoration as density or temperature is increased.

  3. Highly excited mesons, linear Regge trajectories, and the pattern of the chiral symmetry realization

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    The chiral symmetry of QCD shows up in the linear Weyl-Wigner mode at short Euclidean distances or at high temperatures. On the other hand, low-lying hadronic states exhibit the nonlinear Nambu-Goldstone mode. An interesting question was raised as to whether the linear realization of the chiral symmetry is asymptotically restored for highly excited states. We address it in a number of ways. On the phenomenological side we argue that to the extent the meson Regge trajectories are observed to be linear and equidistant, the Weyl-Wigner mode is not realized. This picture is supported by quasiclassical arguments implying that the quark spin interactions in high excitations are weak, the trajectories are linear, and there is no chiral symmetry restoration. Then we use the string/gauge duality. In the top-down Sakai-Sugimoto construction the nonlinear realization of the chiral symmetry is built in. In the bottom-up AdS/QCD construction by Erlich et al. and Karch et al. the situation is more ambiguous. However, in this approach linearity and equidistance of the Regge trajectories can be naturally implemented, with the chiral symmetry in the Nambu-Goldstone mode. Asymptotic chiral symmetry restoration might be possible if a nonlinearity (convergence) of the Regge trajectories in an 'intermediate window' of n, J, beyond the explored domain, takes place. This would signal the failure of the quasiclassical picture

  4. Sea quark transverse momentum distributions and dynamical chiral symmetry breaking

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    Schweitzer, Peter [Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (United States); Strikman, Mark [Penn State Univ., State College, PA (United States); Weiss, Christian [JLAB Newport News, VA (United States)

    2014-01-01

    Recent theoretical studies have provided new insight into the intrinsic transverse momentum distributions of valence and sea quarks in the nucleon at a low scale. The valence quark transverse momentum distributions (q - qbar) are governed by the nucleon's inverse hadronic size R{sup -1} ~ 0.2 GeV and drop steeply at large p{sub T}. The sea quark distributions (qbar) are in large part generated by non-perturbative chiral-symmetry breaking interactions and extend up to the scale rho{sup -1} ~ 0.6 GeV. These findings have many implications for modeling the initial conditions of perturbative QCD evolution of TMD distributions (starting scale, shape of p{sub T}. distributions, coordinate-space correlation functions). The qualitative difference between valence and sea quark intrinsic p{sub T}. distributions could be observed experimentally, by comparing the transverse momentum distributions of selected hadrons in semi-inclusive deep-inelastic scattering, or those of dileptons produced in pp and pbar-p scattering.

  5. Explicit chiral symmetry breaking in Gross-Neveu type models

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    Boehmer, Christian

    2011-07-25

    This thesis is devoted to the study of a 1+1-dimensional, fermionic quantum field theory with Lagrangian L= anti {psi}i{gamma}{sup {mu}}{partial_derivative}{sub {mu}}{psi}-m{sub 0} anti {psi}{psi}+(g{sup 2})/(2)(anti {psi}{psi}){sup 2}+(G{sup 2})/(2)(anti {psi}i{gamma}{sub 5}{psi}){sup 2} in the limit of an infinite number of flavors, using semiclassical methods. The main goal of the present work was to see what changes if we allow for explicit chiral symmetry breaking, either by a bare mass term, or a splitting of the scalar and pseudo-scalar coupling constants, or both. In the first case, this becomes the massive NJL{sub 2} model. In the 2nd and 3rd cases we are dealing with a model largely unexplored so far. The first half of this thesis deals with the massive NJL{sub 2} model. Before attacking the phase diagram, it was necessary to determine the baryons of the model. We have carried out full numerical Hartree-Fock calculations including the Dirac sea. The most important result is the first complete phase diagram of the massive NJL{sub 2} model in ({mu},T,{gamma}) space, where {gamma} arises from m{sub 0} through mass renormalization. In the 2nd half of the thesis we have studied a generalization of the massless NJL{sub 2} model with two different (scalar and pseudoscalar) coupling constants, first in the massless version. Renormalization of the 2 coupling constants leads to the usual dynamical mass by dynamical transmutation, but in addition to a novel {xi} parameter interpreted as chiral quenching parameter. As far as baryon structure is concerned, the most interesting result is the fact that the new baryons interpolate between the kink of the GN model and the massless baryon of the NJL{sub 2} model, always carrying fractional baryon number 1/2. The phase diagram of the massless model with 2 coupling constants has again been determined numerically. At zero temperature we have also investigated the massive, generalized GN model with 3 parameters. It is well

  6. Symmetry and Phase Transitions in Nuclei

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    Phase transitions in nuclei have received considerable attention in recent years, especially after the discovery that, contrary to expectations, systems at the critical point of a phase transition display a simple structure. In this talk, quantum phase transitions (QPT), i.e. phase transitions that occur as a function of a coupling constant that appears in the quantum Hamiltonian, H, describing the system, will be reviewed and experimental evidence for their occurrence in nuclei will be presented. The phase transitions discussed in the talk will be shape phase transitions. Different shapes have different symmetries, classified by the dynamic symmetries of the Interacting Boson Model, U(5), SU(3) and SO(6). Very recently, the concept of Quantum Phase Transitions has been extended to Excited State Quantum Phase Transitions (ESQPT). This extension will be discussed and some evidence for incipient ESQPT in nuclei will be presented. Systems at the critical point of a phase transition are called 'critical systems'. Approximate analytic formulas for energy spectra and other properties of 'critical nuclei', in particular for nuclei at the critical point of the second order U(5)-SO(6) transition, called E(5), and along the line of first order U(5)-SU(3) transitions, called X(5), will be presented. Experimental evidence for 'critical nuclei' will be also shown. Finally, the microscopic derivation of shape phase transitions in nuclei within the framework of density functional methods will be briefly discussed.(author)

  7. Chiral phase transition and Schwinger mechanism in a pure electric field

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    Cao, Gaoqing

    2016-01-01

    We systematically study the chiral symmetry breaking and restoration in the presence of a pure electric field in the Nambu--Jona-Lasinio (NJL) model at finite temperature and baryon chemical potential. In addition, we also study the effect of the chiral phase transition on the charged pair production due to the Schwinger mechanism. For these purposes, a general formalism for parallel electric and magnetic fields is developed at finite temperature and chemical potential for the first time. In the pure electric field limit $B\\rightarrow0$, we compute the order parameter, the transverse-to-longitudinal ratio of the Goldstone mode velocities, and the Schwinger pair production rate as functions of the electric field. The inverse catalysis effect of the electric field to chiral symmetry breaking is recovered. And the Goldstone mode is find to disperse anisotropically such that the transverse velocity is always smaller than the longitudinal one, especially at nonzero temperature and baryon chemical potential. As exp...

  8. Spontaneous chiral-symmetry breaking of lattice QCD with massless dynamical quarks

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    2007-01-01

    One of the most challenging issues in QCD is the investigation of spontaneous chiral-symmetry breaking, which is characterized by the non-vanishing chiral condensate when the bare fermion mass is zero. In standard methods of the lattice gauge theory, one has to perform expensive simulations at multiple bare quark masses, and employ some modeled functions to extrapolate the data to the chiral limit. This paper applies the probability distribution function method to computing the chiral condensate in lattice QCD with massless dynamical quarks, without any ambiguous mass extrapolation. The results for staggered quarks indicate that this might be a promising and efficient method for investigating the spontaneous chiral-symmetry breaking in lattice QCD, which deserves further investigation.

  9. $U(1)$ Chiral Symmetry in One-Dimensional Interacting Electron System with Spin

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    Lee, Taejin

    2015-01-01

    We study a spin dependent Tomonaga-Luttinger model in one dimension, which describes electron transport through a single barrier. Using the Fermi-Bose equivalence in one dimension, we map the model onto a massless Thirring model with a boundary interaction. A field theoretical perturbation theory for the model has been developed and the chiral symmetry is found to play an important role. The classical bulk action possesses a global $U_A(1)^4$ chiral symmetry, since the fermion fields are massless. This global chiral symmetry is broken by the boundary interaction and the bosonic degrees of freedom, corresponding to the chiral phase transformation, become dynamical. They acquire an additional kinetic action from the fermion path integral measure and govern the critical behaviors of physical operators. On the critical line where the boundary interaction becomes marginal, they decouple from the fermi fields. Consequently the action reduces to the free field action, which contains only a fermion bilinear boundary ...

  10. Chiral symmetry and effective field theories for hadronic, nuclear and stellar matter

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    Holt, Jeremy W; Weise, Wolfram

    2014-01-01

    Chiral symmetry, first entering in nuclear physics in the 1970's for which Gerry Brown played a seminal role, has led to a stunningly successful framework for describing strongly-correlated nuclear dynamics both in finite and infinite systems. We review how the early germinal idea, conceived with the soft-pion theorems in the pre-QCD era, has evolved into a highly predictive theoretical framework for nuclear physics, aptly assessed by Steven Weinberg: "it (chiral effective field theory) allows one to show in a fairly convincing way that what they (nuclear physicists) have been doing all along... is the correct first step in a consistent approximation scheme." Our review recounts both how the theory presently fares in confronting Nature and how one can understand its extremely intricate workings in terms of the multifaceted aspects of chiral symmetry, namely, chiral perturbation theory, skyrmions, Landau Fermi-liquid theory, the Cheshire cat phenomenon, and hidden local and mended symmetries.

  11. Concerning the proofs of spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking in Q.C.D. from the effective lagrangian point of view

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    Claims that spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking in Q.C.D. is mediated by the U(1) axial anomaly are examined from the viewpoint of effective chiral lagrangians. The proofs are seen to arise from a use of effective chiral lagrangians in which the U(1) axial symmetry is explicitly broken by effects of the anomaly. A U(1) axial invariant chiral lagrangian (to be presented) offers no such proof. (author)

  12. Analytical methods for calculating Continuous Symmetry Measures and the Chirality Measure.

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    Pinsky, Mark; Dryzun, Chaim; Casanova, David; Alemany, Pere; Avnir, David

    2008-12-01

    We provide analytical solutions of the Continuous Symmetry Measure (CSM) equation for several symmetry point-groups, and for the associated Continuous Chirality Measure (CCM), which are quantitative estimates of the degree of a symmetry-point group or chirality in a structure, respectively. We do it by solving analytically the problem of finding the minimal distance between the original structure and the result obtained by operating on it all of the operations of a specific G symmetry point group. Specifically, we provide solutions for the symmetry measures of all of the improper rotations point group symmetries, S(n), including the mirror (S(1), C(S)), inversion (S(2), C(i)) as well as the higher S(n)s (n > 2 is even) point group symmetries, for the rotational C(2) point group symmetry, for the higher rotational C(n) symmetries (n > 2), and finally for the C(nh) symmetry point group. The chirality measure is the minimal of all S(n) measures. PMID:18484634

  13. Chiral symmetry restoration in heavy-ion collisions at intermediate energies

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    Palmese, A; Seifert, E; Steinert, T; Moreau, P; Bratkovskaya, E L

    2016-01-01

    We study the effect of the chiral symmetry restoration (CSR) on heavy-ion collisions observables in the energy range $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}$=3-20 GeV within the Parton-Hadron-String Dynamics (PHSD) transport approach. The PHSD includes the deconfinement phase transition as well as essential aspects of CSR in the dense and hot hadronic medium, which are incorporated in the Schwinger mechanism for the hadronic particle production. We adopt different parametrizations of the nuclear equation of state from the non-linear $\\sigma-\\omega$ model, which enter in the computation of the quark scalar density for the CSR mechanism, in order to estimate the uncertainty in our calculations.

  14. Consequences of simultaneous chiral symmetry breaking and deconfinement for the isospin symmetric phase diagram

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    Fischer, Tobias; Hempel, Matthias

    2016-01-01

    The thermodynamic bag model (tdBag) has been applied widely to model quark matter properties in both heavy-ion and astrophysics communities. Several fundamental physics aspects are missing in tdBag, e.g., dynamical chiral symmetry breaking (D$\\chi$SB) and repulsions due to the vector interaction are both included explicitly in the novel vBag quark matter model of Kl\\"ahn and Fischer (2015) (Astrophys. J. 810, 134 (2015)). An important feature of vBag is the simultaneous D$\\chi$SB and deconfinement, where the latter links vBag to a given hadronic model for the construction of the phase transition. In this article we discuss the extension to finite temperatures and the resulting phase diagram for the isospin symmetric medium.

  15. Chiral Phase Transition in the Soft-Wall Model of AdS/QCD

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    Chelabi, Kaddour; Huang, Mei; Li, Danning; Wu, Yue-Liang

    2015-01-01

    We investigate the chiral phase transition in the soft-wall model of AdS/QCD at zero chemical potential for two-flavor and three-flavor cases, respectively. We show that there is no spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking in the original soft-wall model. After detailed analysis, we find that in order to realize chiral symmetry breaking and restoration, both profiles for the scalar potential and the dilaton field are essential. The scalar potential determines the possible solution structure of the chiral condensate, except the mass term, it takes another quartic term for the two-flavor case, and for the three-flavor case, one has to take into account an extra cubic term due to the t'Hooft determinant interaction. The profile of the dilaton field reflects the gluodynamics, which is negative at a certain ultraviolet scale and approaches positive quadratic behavior at far infrared region. With this set-up, the spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking in the vacuum and its restoration at finite temperature can be realize...

  16. Chiral symmetry breaking and vacuum polarization in a bag

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    Yasui, S

    2006-01-01

    We study the effects of a finite quark mass in the hedgehog configuration in the two phase chiral bag model. We discuss the chiral properties, such as the fractional baryon number and the chiral Casimir energy, by using the Debye expansion for the analytical calculation and the Strutinsky's smearing method for the numerical computation. It is shown that the fractional baryon number carried by massive quarks in the vacuum is canceled by that in the meson sector. A finite term of the chiral Casimir energy is obtained with subtraction of the logarithmic divergence term.

  17. On the Manifestation of Chiral Symmetry in Nuclei and Dense Nuclear Matter

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    Brown, G E; Rho, Mannque

    2002-01-01

    This article reviews our view on how chiral symmetry, its pattern of breaking and restoration under extreme conditions manifest themselves in the nucleon, nuclei, nuclear matter and dense hadronic matter. Topics treated are nucleon structure in terms of chiral symmetry, "first-principle" (QCD) calculations of the properties of finite nuclei effectuated by embedding the ``standard nuclear physics approach" into the framework of effective field theories of nuclei with predictions for certain astrophysical processes, a reinterpretation of the Brown-Rho (BR) scaling that implements chiral symmetry property of baryon-rich medium \\`a la "vector manifestation" of hidden local symmetry, evidences for BR scaling in nuclear processes at normal nuclear matter density and at higher density, the notion of "broadband equilibration" in heavy-ion processes, and the role of strangeness in the formation of compact stars and their collapse into black-holes. We revisit the "Cheshire-Cat phenomenon" recently revived in the form o...

  18. Chiral Phase Transition and Meson Melting from AdS/QCD

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    Bartz, Sean P

    2016-01-01

    We investigate the in-medium behavior of mesons at finite temperature and baryon chemical potential within a soft-wall model of AdS/QCD. We use a quartic scalar potential to obtain the correct form of chiral symmetry breaking. At zero quark mass the chiral phase transition is second-order, becoming a crossover at physical quark mass. At zero baryon chemical potential, we find a chiral transition temperature of 155 MeV in the chiral limit and a pseudo-transition temperature of 151 MeV at physical quark mass, consistent with lattice results. In the low-temperature limit, the second-order transition occurs at a baryon chemical potential of 566 MeV while the rapid crossover occurs at 559 MeV. A new parameterization of the dilaton profile results in improved meson spectra. Meson melting occurs at a lower temperature and chemical potential than the chiral phase transition, so the vector-axial vector mass splitting remains constant until the bound states melt.

  19. Hidden symmetry of the two-dimensional chiral fields

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    The non-Abelian Goldstone boson (chiral field) interaction in two dimensions is examined. As was shown earlier, this theory strongly resembles the Yang-Mills theory in four dimensions. It is shown that dynamics of chiral fields is governed by the infinite number of the non-trivial conservation laws, which impose strong limitations on the S matrix. (Auth.)

  20. Search for phase transitions changing molecular chirality

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    Since Pasteur discovered in 1848 that biological molecules possess a rotatory power, the origin of the chiral purity in living organisms has been a constant preoccupation in biology, but the problem is not solved yet. In particular, the appeal to weak interactions, a fundamental physical process which is known to violate parity, has not permitted so far to establish any firm relation between parity nonconservation and the complete dissymmetry between mirror image biological molecules. The main difficulty resides in the weakness of the physical forces, and can be overcome only when some amplification process can be proved to be at work. Recently such a mechanism was proposed, which does not seem to ask for any ad hoc new concept: due to the attractive character of the parity violating force in electro-weak interactions, a phase transition leading eventually to enantiometric purity is predicted. Phase transitions at low temperature have already been detected in biological materials, but no signature concerning the parity aspect was obtained. We undertook this year in Lyon a series of experiments to measure the rotatory power of solutions containing organic dissymmetric molecules, in order to observe if it varies with temperature. Our first measures involved cystine, which possesses a high rotatory power. No variation of this quantity was observed down to .6K. Lower temperatures will be attained in a next step. (author). 4 refs

  1. Symmetry violations in subatomic physics

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    This book presents papers on chiral symmetry, phase transitions, QCD lattices and sum rules, QCD reactions and deep inelastic processes, and electroweak interactions. The papers include gluon interactions and proton scattering and the chiral bag model with vector mesons

  2. Charge symmetry breaking from a chiral extrapolation of moments of quark distribution functions

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    Shanahan, P. E.; Thomas, A. W.; Young, R.D.(ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terascale and CSSM, School of Chemistry and Physics, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia)

    2013-01-01

    We present a determination, from lattice QCD, of charge symmetry violation in the spin- independent and spin-dependent parton distribution functions of the nucleon. This is done by chirally extrapolating recent QCDSF/UKQCD Collaboration lattice simulations of the first several Mellin moments of the parton distribution functions of octet baryons to the physical point. We find small chiral corrections for the polarized moments, while the corrections are quantitatively significant in the unpolar...

  3. Centre vortices underpin dynamical chiral symmetry breaking in $\\mathrm{SU}(3)$ gauge theory

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    Trewartha, Daniel; Leinweber, Derek

    2015-01-01

    The link between dynamical chiral symmetry breaking and centre vortices in the gauge fields of pure $\\mathrm{SU}(3)$ gauge theory is studied using the overlap-fermion quark propagator in Lattice QCD. Overlap fermions provide a lattice realisation of chiral symmetry and consequently offer a unique opportunity to explore the interplay of centre vortices, instantons and dynamical mass generation. Simulations are performed on gauge fields featuring the removal of centre vortices, identified through gauge transformations maximising the center of the gauge group. In contrast to previous results using the staggered-fermion action, the overlap-fermion results illustrate a loss of dynamical chiral symmetry breaking coincident with vortex removal. This result is linked to the overlap-fermion's sensitivity to the subtle manner in which instanton degrees of freedom are compromised through the process of centre vortex removal. Backgrounds consisting solely of the identified centre vortices are also investigated. After smo...

  4. The $N_f= 2$ chiral phase transition from imaginary chemical potential with Wilson Fermions

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    Philipsen, Owe

    2015-01-01

    The order of the thermal transition in the chiral limit of QCD with two dynamical flavours of quarks is a long-standing issue. Still, it is not definitely known whether the transition is of first or second order in the continuum limit. Which of the two scenarios is realized has important implications for the QCD phase diagram and the existence of a critical endpoint at finite densities. Settling this issue by simulating at successively decreased pion mass was not conclusive yet. Recently, an alternative approach was proposed, extrapolating the first order phase transition found at imaginary chemical potential to zero chemical potential with known exponents, which are induced by the Roberge-Weiss symmetry. For staggered fermions on $N_t=4$ lattices, this results in a first order transition in the chiral limit. Here we report of $N_t=4$ simulations with Wilson fermions, where the first order region is found to be large.

  5. Chiral symmetry and quark-antiquark pair creation in a strong color-electromagnetic field

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    We study the manifestation of chiral symmetry and q-q-bar pair creation in the presence of the external color-electromagnetic field, using the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model. We derive the compact formulae of the effective potential, the Dyson equation for the dynamical quark mass and the q-q-bar pair creation rate in the covariantly constant color-electromagnetic field. Our results are compared with those in other approaches. The chiral-symmetry restoration takes place by a strong color-electric field, and the rapid reduction of the dynamical quark mass is found around the critical field strength, εcr≅4GeV/fm. Natural extension to the three-flavor case including s-quarks is also done. Around quarks or antiquarks, chiral symmetry would be restored by the sufficiently strong color-electric field, which may lead to the chiral bag picture of hadrons. For the early stage for ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions, the possibility of the chiral-symmetry restoration is indicated in the central region just after the collisions. (author)

  6. Dynamical chiral symmetry breaking and weak nonperturbative renormalization group equation in gauge theory

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    Aoki, Ken-Ichi; Sato, Daisuke

    2016-01-01

    We analyze the dynamical chiral symmetry breaking in gauge theory with the nonperturbative renormalization group equation (NPRGE), which is a first order nonlinear partial differential equation (PDE). In case that the spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking occurs, the NPRGE encounters some non-analytic singularities at the finite critical scale even though the initial function is continuous and smooth. Therefore there is no usual solution of the PDE beyond the critical scale. In this paper, we newly introduce the notion of a weak solution which is the global solution of the weak NPRGE. We show how to evaluate the physical quantities with the weak solution.

  7. Weak solution of the non-perturbative renormalization group equation to describe dynamical chiral symmetry breaking

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    We analyze dynamical chiral symmetry breaking (DχSB) in the Nambu–Jona-Lasinio model by using the non-perturbative renormalization group equation. The equation takes the form of a two-dimensional partial differential equation for the multi-fermion effective interactions V(x,t) where x is the ψ-barψ operator and t is the logarithm of the renormalization scale. The DχSB occurs due to the quantum corrections, which means it emerges at some finite tc while integrating the equation with respect to t. At tc some singularities suddenly appear in V which is compulsory in the spontaneous symmetry breakdown. Therefore there is no solution of the equation beyond tc. We newly introduce the notion of a weak solution to get the global solution including the infrared limit t→∞ and investigate its properties. The obtained weak solution is global and unique, and it perfectly describes the physically correct vacuum even in the case of the first order phase transition appearing in a finite-density medium. The key logic of deduction is that the weak solution we defined automatically convexifies the effective potential when treating the singularities

  8. The chiral transition on a 243 x 10 lattice with Nf = 2 clover sea quarks studied by overlap valence quarks

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    Overlap fermions are particularly well suited to study the finite temperature dynamics of the chiral symmetry restoration transition of QCD, which might be just an analytic crossover. Using gauge field configurations on a 243 x 10 lattice with Nf=2 flavours of dynamical Wilson-clover quarks generated by the DIK collaboration, we compute the lowest 50 eigenmodes of the overlap Dirac operator and try to locate the transition by fermionic means. We analyse the spectral density, local chirality and localisation properties of the low-lying modes and illustrate the changing topological and (anti-) selfdual structure of the underlying gauge fields across the transition. (orig.)

  9. New method for dynamical fermions and chiral-symmetry breaking

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    The reasons for the feasibility of the Microcanonical Fermionic Average (M F A) approach to lattice gauge theory with dynamical fermions are discussed. We then present a new exact algorithm, which is free from systematic errors and convergent even in the chiral limit. (orig.)

  10. Chiral doubling of heavy-light hadrons and the vector manifestation of hidden local symmetry

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    Starting with a hidden local symmetry Lagrangian at the vector manifestation (VM) fixed point that incorporates heavy-quark symmetry and matching the bare theory to QCD, we calculate the splitting of chiral doublers of heavy-light mesons proposed by Nowak, Rho, and Zahed [M. A. Nowak, M. Rho, and I. Zahed, Phys. Rev. D 48, 4370 (1993).] and Bardeen and Hill [W. A. Bardeen and C. T. Hill, Phys. Rev. D 49, 409 (1994).]. We show, in the three-flavor chiral limit, that the splitting is directly proportional to the light-quark condensate and comes out to be ∼(1/3)mN where mN is the nucleon mass, implying that the splitting vanishes in the chiral limit at the chiral restoration point--temperature Tc, density nc, or number of flavors Nfc. The result turns out to be surprisingly simple with the vector (ρ) meson playing the crucial role in quantum corrections, pointing to the relevance of the VM to QCD in the way chiral symmetry is manifested in hadronic matter. We also make predictions on the hadronic decay processes of the excited heavy- (charm) light mesons D

  11. Quantum solitons of the nonlinear sigma-model with broken chiral symmetry

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    Kostyuk, A P; Chepilko, N M; Okazaki, T

    1995-01-01

    It is proved that the quantum-mechanical consideration of global breathing of a hedgehog-like field configuration leads to the dynamically stable soliton solutions in the nonlinear sigma-model without the Skyrme term. Such solutions exist only when chiral symmetry of the model is broken.

  12. Explicit and Dynamical Chiral Symmetry Bresking in an Effective Quark-Quark Interaction Model

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    宗红石; 吴小华; 侯丰尧; 赵恩广

    2004-01-01

    A method for obtaining the small current quark mass effect on the dressed quark propagator from an effective quark-quark interaction model is developed. Within this approach both the explicit and dynamical chiral symmetry breakings are analysed. A comparison with the previous results is given.

  13. Comments on the Chiral Symmetry Breaking in Soft Wall Holographic QCD

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    Bechi, Jacopo

    2009-01-01

    In this paper we describe qualitatively some aspects of the holographic QCD. Inspired by a successfull 4D description, we try to separate the Confinement and the Chiral Symmetry Breaking dynamics. We also discuss the realization of the baryons as skyrmions in Soft Wall Holographic QCD, and the...

  14. Dynamical quarks effects on the gluon propagation and chiral symmetry restoration

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    Bashir, A; Rodríguez-Quintero, J

    2014-01-01

    We exploit the recent lattice results for the infrared gluon propagator with light dynamical quarks and solve the gap equation for the quark propagator. Chiral symmetry breaking and confinement (intimately tied with the analytic properties of QCD Schwinger functions) order parameters are then studied.

  15. Finite-temperature phase transition of $N_{f}=3$ QCD with exact center symmetry

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    Misumi, Tatsuhiro; Itou, Etsuko

    2015-01-01

    For the $Z_{3}$-symmetric lattice QCD-like theory ($Z_3$-QCD), in which $SU(3)$ gauge theory is coupled with three fundamental Wilson quarks with flavor-dependent twisted boundary conditions, we calculate the expectation values of Polyakov loop and chiral condensate as functions of temperature on $16^3 \\times4$ and $20^3 \\times 4$ lattices with $m_{PS}/m_{V}=0.70$ fixed. We find the first-order phase transition with respect to the $Z_{3}$ center symmetry, where the Polyakov loop exhibits a hysteresis depending on the initial condition of thermalization process. We also show that the crossover behavior of chiral condensate around the critical temperature of the center transition and the manifestation of flavor symmetry breaking in the high-temperature phase.

  16. Confinement and dynamical chiral symmetry breaking in a non-perturbative renormalizable quark model

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    Dudal, D.; Guimaraes, M. S.; Palhares, L. F.; Sorella, S. P.

    2016-02-01

    Inspired by the construction of the Gribov-Zwanziger action in the Landau gauge, we introduce a quark model exhibiting both confinement and chiral symmetry aspects. An important feature is the incorporation of spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking in a renormalizable fashion. The quark propagator in the condensed vacuum turns out to be of a confining type. Besides a real pole, it exhibits complex conjugate poles. The resulting spectral form is explicitly shown to violate positivity, indicative of its unphysical character. Moreover, the ensuing quark mass function fits well to existing lattice data. To further validate the physical nature of the model, we identify a massless pseudoscalar (i.e. a pion) in the chiral limit and present estimates for the ρ meson mass and decay constant.

  17. Minimally doubled chiral fermions with C, P and T symmetry on the staggered lattice

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    Haegeman, Jutho

    2008-01-01

    Recently, the interest in local lattice actions for chiral fermions has revived, with the proposition of new local actions in which only the minimal number of doublers appear. The trigger role of graphene having a minimally doubled, chirally invariant, Dirac-like excitation spectrum can not be neglected. The challenge is to construct an action which preserves enough symmetries to be useful in lattice gauge calculations. We present a new approach to obtain local lattice actions for fermions using a reinterpretation of the staggered lattice approach of Kogut and Susskind. This interpretation is based on the similarity with the staggered lattice approach in FDTD simulations of acoustics and electromagnetism. It allows us to construct a local action for chiral fermions which has all discrete symmetries and the minimal number of fermion flavors, but which is non-Hermitian in real space. However, we argue that this will not pose a threat to the usability of the theory.

  18. Broken Valence Chiral Symmetry and Chiral Polarization of Dirac Spectrum in N$_f$=12 QCD at Small Quark Mass

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    Alexandru, Andrei

    2014-01-01

    The validity of recently proposed equivalence between valence spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking (vSChSB) and chiral polarization of low energy Dirac spectrum (ChP) in SU(3) gauge theory, is examined for the case of twelve mass-degenerate fundamental quark flavors. We find that the vSChSB-ChP correspondence holds for regularized systems studied. Moreover, our results suggest that vSChSB occurs in two qualitatively different circumstances: there is a quark mass $m_c$ such that for $m > m_c$ the mode condensing Dirac spectrum exhibits standard monotonically increasing density, while for $m_{ch} < m < m_c$ the peak around zero separates from the bulk of the spectrum, with density showing a pronounced depletion at intermediate scales. Valence chiral symmetry restoration may occur at yet smaller masses $m < m_{ch}$, but this has not yet been seen by overlap valence probe, leaving the $m_{ch}=0$ possibility open. The latter option could place massless N$_f$=12 theory outside of conformal window. Anomalou...

  19. Broken valence chiral symmetry and chiral polarization of Dirac spectrum in Nf=12 QCD at small quark mass

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    Alexandru, Andrei; Horváth, Ivan

    2016-01-01

    The validity of recently proposed equivalence between valence spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking (vSChSB) and chiral polarization of low energy Dirac spectrum (ChP) in SU(3) gauge theory, is examined for the case of twelve mass-degenerate fundamental quark flavors. We find that the vSChSB-ChP correspondence holds for regularized systems studied. Moreover, our results suggest that vSChSB occurs in two qualitatively different circumstances: there is a quark mass mc such that for m > mc the mode condensing Dirac spectrum exhibits standard monotonically increasing density, while for mch < m < mc the peak around zero separates from the bulk of the spectrum, with density showing a pronounced depletion at intermediate scales. Valence chiral symmetry restoration may occur at yet smaller masses m < mch, but this has not yet been seen by overlap valence probe, leaving the mch = 0 possibility open. The latter option could place massless Nf=12 theory outside of conformal window. Anomalous behavior of overlap Dirac spectrum for mch < m < mc is qualitatively similar to one observed previously in zero and few-flavor theories as an effect of thermal agitation.

  20. Chirally Invariant Avatar in a Model of Neutrinos with Light Cone Reflection Symmetry

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    Chodos, Alan

    2016-01-01

    In previous work we developed a model of neutrinos based on a new symmetry, Light Cone Reflection (LCR), that interchanges spacelike and timelike intervals. In this paper we start with the four-dimensional model, and construct a two-dimensional avatar that obeys the same equations of motion, and preserves both the light-cone reflection symmetry and the chiral symmetry of the original theory. The avatar also contains the interaction that rendered the four-dimensional model gauge invariant. In an addendum, we make some remarks about how to determine the scalar field that enters into the definition of the LCR-covariant derivative.

  1. Meson phenomenology and phase transitions in nonlocal chiral quark models

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    Carlomagno, J. P.; Gomez Dumm, D.; Pagura, V.; Scoccola, N. N.

    2015-07-01

    We study the features of nonlocal chiral quark models that include wave function renormalization. Model parameters are determined from meson phenomenology, considering different nonlocal form factor shapes. In this context we analyze the characteristics of the deconfinement and chiral restoration transitions at finite temperature and chemical potential, introducing the couplings of fermions to the Polyakov loop for different Polyakov potentials. The results for various thermodynamical quantities are compared with data obtained from lattice QCD calculations.

  2. Baryons in QCD and chiral symmetry breaking parameters

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    We calculate all baryons in the 56 representation using QCD sum rules. All masses are well predicted and require stringent values of the chiral parameters (0vertical strokeanti uuvertical stroke0) = -(230 +- 15 MeV)3 and ν = (anti ss)/(uu) - 1 = -0.19 +- 0.02. The determination of ν is the most precise to date, the strange quark mass and the quark condensate are also accurately fixed. (orig.)

  3. Chiral Symmetry and N*(1440) -> N pi pi Decay

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    Kamano, H; Arima, M

    2004-01-01

    The N*(1440) -> N pi pi decay is studied by making use of the chiral reduction formula. This formula suggests a scalar-isoscalar pion-baryon contact interaction which is absent in the recent study of Hern{\\'a}ndez et al. The contact interaction is introduced into their model, and is found to be necessary for the simultaneous description of g_{RN pi pi} and the pi-pi and pi-N invariant mass distributions.

  4. Chiral and Deconfining Phase Transitions from Holographic QCD Study

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    Fang, Zhen; Li, Danning

    2015-01-01

    A first attempt to accommodate the chiral and deconfining phase transitions of QCD in the bottom-up holographic framework is given. We constrain the relation between dilaton field $\\phi$ and metric warp factor $A_e$ and get several reasonable models in the Einstein-Dilaton system. Using the potential reconstruction approach, we solve the corresponding gravity background. Then we fit the background-related parameters by comparing the equation of state with the two-flavor lattice QCD results. After that we study the temperature dependent behavior of Polyakov loop and chiral condensate under those background solutions. We find that the results are in good agreement with the two-flavor lattice results. All the studies about the equation of state, the Polyakov loop and the chiral condensate signal crossover behavior of the phase transitions, which is consistent with the current understanding on the QCD phase transitions with physical quark mass. Furthermore, the extracted transition temperatures are comparable wit...

  5. Evaluating chiral symmetry restoration through the use of sum rules

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    Rapp Ralf

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available We pursue the idea of assessing chiral restoration via in-medium modifications of hadronic spectral functions of chiral partners. The usefulness of sum rules in this endeavor is illustrated, focusing on the vector/axial-vector channel. We first present an update on obtaining quantitative results for pertinent vacuum spectral functions. These serve as a basis upon which the in-medium spectral functions can be constructed. A novel feature of our analysis of the vacuum spectral functions is the need to include excited resonances, dictated by satisfying the Weinberg-type sum rules. This includes excited states in both the vector and axial-vector channels.We also analyze the QCD sum rule for the finite temperature vector spectral function, based on a ρ spectral function tested in dilepton data which develops a shoulder at low energies.We find that the ρ′ peak flattens off which may be a sign of chiral restoration, though a study of the finite temperature axial-vector spectral function remains to be carried out.

  6. Evaluating chiral symmetry restoration through the use of sum rules

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    Hohler, Paul M

    2012-01-01

    We pursue the idea of assessing chiral restoration via in-medium modifications of hadronic spectral functions of chiral partners. The usefulness of sum rules in this endeavor is illustrated, focusing on the vector and axial-vector channels. We first present an update on constructing quantitative results for pertinent vacuum spectral functions. These spectral functions serve as a basis upon which the in-medium spectral functions can be constructed. A striking feature of our analysis of the vacuum spectral functions is the need to include excited resonances, dictated by satisfying the Weinberg-type sum rules. This includes excited states in both the vector and axial-vector channels. Preliminary results for the finite temperature vector spectral function are presented. Based on a rho spectral function tested in dilepton data which develops a shoulder at low energies, we find that the rho' peak flattens off. The flattening may be a sign of chiral restoration, though a study of the finite temperature axial-vector ...

  7. The chiral phase transition in two-flavor QCD from imaginary chemical potential

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    Bonati, Claudio; D'Elia, Massimo; Philipsen, Owe; Sanfilippo, Francesco

    2014-01-01

    We investigate the order of the finite temperature chiral symmetry restoration transition for QCD with two massless fermions, by using a novel method, based on simulating imaginary values of the quark chemical potential $\\mu=i\\mu_i,\\mu_i\\in\\mathbb{R}$. Our method exploits the fact that, for low enough quark mass $m$ and large enough chemical potential $\\mu_i$, the chiral transition is decidedly first order, then turning into crossover at a critical mass $m_c(\\mu)$. It is thus possible to determine the critical line in the $m - \\mu^2$ plane, which can be safely extrapolated to the chiral limit by taking advantage of the known tricritical indices governing its shape. We test this method with standard staggered fermions and the result of our simulations is that $m_c(\\mu=0)$ is positive, so that the phase transition at zero density is definitely first order in the chiral limit, on our coarse $N_t=4$ lattices with $a\\simeq 0.3\\,\\mathrm{fm}$.

  8. Roles of chiral symmetry and the sigma meson in hadron and nuclear physics

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    We first review the recent accumulating evidences of the existence of a scalar-isoscalar meson with the mass 500 to 800 MeV which may be identified with the sigma meson as the quantum fluctuation of the amplitude of the chiral order parameter . We indicate that phase shift analyses which respect chiral symmetry (ChS), analyticity and crossing symmetry of the scattering amplitude show the sigma meson pole in the s-channel as well as the ρ meson pole in the t-channel in the π-π scattering in the I=J=0 channel. We emphasize that the existence of the σ resonance does not contradict with the success of the chiral perturbation theory; phenomenological difficulties with the renormalizable linear sigma model do not necessarily deny the validity of the linear representation of ChS of QCD as given by the NJL-like models which not only admit the σ resonance but also reproduce the coupling constants Li and Hi appearing the nonlinear chiral lagrangian. We give some examples of the hadronic phenomena which are naturally accounted for with the σ meson. We show that the σ meson as the amplitude fluctuation of the chiral order parameter may be more clearly identified than in free space in hot and/or dense matter, even in finite nuclei where partial restoration of ChS may be realized. (author)

  9. Partial restoration of chiral symmetry in nuclear matter

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    Recent work of Cohen, Furnstahl, and Griegel has advanced our understanding of the behavior of quark and gluon condensates in nuclear matter. We make use of their analysis to discuss the role of chiral condensates as they appear in relativistic Brueckner-Hartree-Fock theory. We find some support for assumptions we used to discuss the properties of nuclear matter in our earlier work. We also find that a rather consistent picture emerges from these studies, when we relate the parameters of the boson-exchange model of nuclear forces to an underlying field-theoretic description of nuclear matter

  10. Wigner–Souriau translations and Lorentz symmetry of chiral fermions

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    Chiral fermions can be embedded into Souriau's massless spinning particle model by “enslaving” the spin, viewed as a gauge constraint. The latter is not invariant under Lorentz boosts; spin enslavement can be restored, however, by a Wigner–Souriau (WS) translation, analogous to a compensating gauge transformation. The combined transformation is precisely the recently uncovered twisted boost, which we now extend to finite transformations. WS-translations are identified with the stability group of a motion acting on the right on the Poincaré group, whereas the natural Poincaré action corresponds to action on the left

  11. Anomalies, instantons and chiral symmetry breaking at a Lifshitz point

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    Bakas, Ioannis

    2012-01-01

    We give a new twist to an old-fashioned topic in quantum field theory describing violations of the chiral charge conservation of massless fermions through Adler-Bell-Jackiw anomalies in the background of instanton fields in the context of non-relativistic Lifshitz theories. The results we report here summarize in a nut-shell our earlier work on the subject found in arXiv:1103.5693 and arXiv:1110.1332. We present simple examples where index computations can be carried out explicitly focusing, in particular, to gravitational models of Lifshitz type and highlight their differences from ordinary gravity in four space-time dimensions.

  12. Investigations of chiral symmetry breaking and topological aspects of lattice QCD

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    The spontaneous breaking of chiral symmetry is a fascinating phenomenon of QCD whose mechanism is still not well understood and it has fundamental phenomenological implications. It is, for instance, responsible for the low mass of the pions which are effectively Goldstone bosons of the spontaneously broken symmetry. Since these phenomena belong to the low energy regime of QCD, non-perturbative techniques have to be applied in order to study them. In this work we use the twisted mass lattice QCD regularization to compute the chiral condensate, the order parameter of spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking. To this end we apply the recently introduced method of spectral projectors which allows us to perform calculations in large volumes due to its inherently low computational cost. This approach, moreover, enables a direct calculation of the chiral condensate based on a theoretically clean definition of the observable via density chains. We thus present a continuum limit determination of the chirally extrapolated condensate for Nf=2 and Nf=2+1+1 flavours of twisted mass fermions at maximal twist. In addition we study the chiral behavior of the topological susceptibility, a measure of the topological fluctuations of the gauge fields. We again apply the spectral projector method for this calculation. We comment on the difficulties which appear in the calculation of this observable due to the large autocorrelations involved. Finally we present the continuum limit result of the topological susceptibility in the pure gluonic theory which allows us to perform a test of the Witten-Veneziano relation. We found that this relation is well satisfied. Our results support the validity of the Witten-Veneziano formula which relates the topological fluctuations of the gauge fields with the unexpectedly large value of the η' mass.

  13. Chirality Quantum Phase Transition in Noncommutative Dirac Oscillator

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    The charged Dirac oscillator on a noncommutative plane coupling to a uniform perpendicular magnetic held is studied in this paper. We map the noncommutative plane to a commutative one by means of Bopp shift and study this problem on the commutative plane. We find that this model can be mapped onto a quantum optics model which contains Anti—Jaynes—Cummings (AJC) or Jaynes—Cummings (JC) interactions when a dimensionless parameter ζ (which is the function of the intensity of the magnetic held) takes values in different regimes. Furthermore, this model behaves as experiencing a chirality quantum phase transition when the dimensionless parameter ζ approaches the critical point. Several evidences of the chirality quantum phase transition are presented. We also study the non-relativistic limit of this model and find that a similar chirality quantum phase transition takes place in its non-relativistic limit. (physics of elementary particles and fields)

  14. Chiral and herringbone symmetry breaking in water-surface monolayers

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    Peterson, I.R.; Kenn, R.M.; Goudot, A.;

    1996-01-01

    We report the observation from monolayers of eicosanoic acid in the L(2)' phase of three distinct out-of-plane first-order diffraction peaks, indicating molecular tilt in a nonsymmetry direction and hence the absence of mirror symmetry. At lower pressures the molecules tilt in the direction of...

  15. Update on Chiral Symmetry Restoration in the Context of Dilepton Data

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    We evaluate currently available information on low-mass dilepton and direct-photon emission spectra measured in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions. In the first part an attempt is made to develop a consistent picture of the in-medium effects on the electromagnetic spectral function and pinpoint its emission history by utilizing its radial and elliptic flow signatures. In the second part we elaborate on the implications of the empirical information on the nature of chiral symmetry restoration. We indicate how the melting of the ρ resonance in hot and dense matter is related to, and compatible with, the reduction of chiral order parameters as 'measured' in thermal lattice QCD.

  16. Residual Chiral Symmetry Breaking in Domain-Wall Fermions

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    We study the effective quark mass induced by the finite separation of the domain walls in the domain-wall formulation of chiral fermion as the function of the size of the fifth dimension (Ls), the gauge coupling (β) and the physical volume (V). We measure the mass by calculating the small eigenvalues of the hermitian domain-wall Dirac operator (HDWF(m0 = 1.8)) in the topologically-nontrivial quenched SU(3) gauge configurations. We find that the induced quark mass is nearly independent of the physical volume, decays exponentially as a function of Ls, and has a strong dependence on the size of quantum fluctuations controlled by β. The effect of the choice of the lattice gluon action is also studied

  17. Residual Chiral Symmetry Breaking in Domain-Wall Fermions

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    The authors study the effective quark mass induced by the finite separation of the domain walls in the domain-wall formulation of chiral fermion as the function of the size of the fifth dimension ($L-s$), the gauge coupling $beta$ and the physical volume $V$. They measure the mass by calculating the small eigenvalues of the hermitian domain-wall Dirac operator ($H-[rm DWF](m-0))$ in the topologically-nontrivial quenched SU(3) gauge configurations. The authors find that the induced quark mass is nearly independent of the physical volume, decays exponentially as a function of $L-s$, and has a strong dependence on the size of quantum fluctuations controlled by $beta$. The effect of the choice of the lattice gluon action is also studied

  18. Symmetry-adapted non-equilibrium molecular dynamics of chiral carbon nanotubes under tensile loading

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    Aghaei, Amin; Dayal, Kaushik

    2011-06-01

    We report on non-equilibrium molecular dynamics calculations of chiral single-wall carbon nanotubes using the framework of Objective Structures. This enables us to adapt molecular dynamics to the symmetry of chiral nanotubes and efficiently simulate these systems with small unit cells. We outline the method and the adaptation of a conventional thermostat and barostat to this setting. We then apply the method in order to examine the behavior of nanotubes with various chiralities subject to a constant extensional strain rate. We examine the effects of temperature, strain rate, and pre-compression/pre-tension. We find a range of failure mechanisms, including the formation of Stone-Wales defects, the opening of voids, and the motion of atoms out of the cross-section.

  19. Fermat Surface and Group Theory in Symmetry of Rapidity Family in Chiral Potts Model

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    Roan, Shi-shyr

    2013-01-01

    The present paper discusses various mathematical aspects about the rapidity symmetry in chiral Potts model (CPM) in the context of algebraic geometry and group theory . We re-analyze the symmetry group of a rapidity curve in $N$-state CPM, explore the universal group structure for all $N$, and further enlarge it to modular symmetries of the complete rapidity family in CPM. As will be shown in the article that all rapidity curves in $N$-state CPM constitute a Fermat hypersurface in $\\PZ^3$ of degree 2N as the natural generalization of the Fermat K3 elliptic surface $(N=2)$, we conduct a thorough algebraic geometry study about the rapidity fibration of Fermat surface and its reduced hyperelliptic fibration via techniques in algebraic surface theory. Symmetries of rapidity family in CPM and hyperelliptic family in $\\tau^{(2)}$-model are exhibited through the geometrical representation of the universal structural group in mathematics.

  20. Chiral Symmetry Breaking on the Lattice a Study of the Strongly Coupled Lattice Schwinger Model

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    Berruto, F; Semenoff, Gordon W; Sodano, P

    1998-01-01

    We revisit the strong coupling limit of the Schwinger model on the lattice using staggered fermions and the hamiltonian approach to lattice gauge theories. Although staggered fermions have no continuous chiral symmetry, they posses a discrete axial invari ance which forbids fermion mass and which must be broken in order for the lattice Schwinger model to exhibit the features of the spectrum of the continuum theory. We show that this discrete symmetry is indeed broken spontaneously in the strong coupling li mit. Expanding around a gauge invariant ground state and carefully considering the normal ordering of the charge operator, we derive an improved strong coupling expansion and compute the masses of the low lying bosonic excitations as well as the chiral co ndensate of the model. We find very good agreement between our lattice calculations and known continuum values for these quantities already in the fourth order of strong coupling perturbation theory. We also find the exact ground state of the antiferromag ...

  1. The Tayler instability at low magnetic Prandtl numbers: between chiral symmetry breaking and helicity oscillations

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    Weber, Norbert; Stefani, Frank; Weier, Tom

    2015-01-01

    The Tayler instability is a kink-type, current driven instability that plays an important role in plasma physics but might also be relevant in liquid metal applications with high electrical currents. In the framework of the Tayler-Spruit dynamo model of stellar magnetic field generation, the question of spontaneous helical (chiral) symmetry breaking during the saturation of the Tayler instability has received considerable interest. Focusing on fluids with low magnetic Prandtl numbers, for which the quasistatic approximation can be applied, we utilize an integro-differential equation approach in order to investigate the saturation mechanism of the Tayler instability. Both the exponential growth phase and the saturated phase are analyzed in terms of the action of the alpha and beta effects of mean-field magnetohydrodynamics. In the exponential growth phase we always find a spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking which, however, disappears in the saturated phase. For higher degrees of supercriticality, we observe h...

  2. Chiral symmetry breaking and violation of the Wiedemann-Franz law in underdoped cuprates

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    We propose that the recently observed violation of the Wiedemann-Franz law in the normal state of underdoped cuprates is caused by spin-charge separation and dynamical chiral symmetry breaking in a (2+1)-dimensional system consisting of massless Dirac fermions, charged bosons, and a gauge field. While the d-wave spinon gap vanishes at the Fermi points, the nodal fermions acquire a finite mass due to strong gauge fluctuations. This mass provides a gap below which no free fermions can be excited. This implies that there is not a residual linear term for the thermal conductivity, in good agreement with experiments. Other physical implications of the chiral symmetry breaking are also discussed

  3. Patterns of chiral symmetry breaking and a candidate for a C-theorem in four dimensions

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    Levinsen, J

    2002-01-01

    We test a candidate for a four-dimensional C-function. This is done by considering all asymptotically free, vectorlike gauge theories with N_f flavors and fermions in arbitrary representations of any simple Lie group. Assuming spontaneous breaking of chiral symmetry in the infrared limit and that the value of the C-function in this limit is determined by the number of Goldstone bosons, we find that only in the case of a theory with two colors and fermions in one single pseudo-real representation of SU(2) the C-theorem seems to be violated. Conversely, this might also be a sign of new constraints, restricting the number of flavors consistent with spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking. For all other groups and representations we find that this candidate C-function decreases along the renormalization group flow.

  4. Effective meson lagrangian with chiral and heavy quark symmetries from quark flavor dynamics

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    By bosonization of an extended NJL model we derive an effective meson theory which describes the interplay between chiral symmetry and heavy quark dynamics. This effective theory is worked out in the low-energy regime using the gradient expansion. The resulting effective lagrangian describes strong and weak interactions of heavy B and D mesons with pseudoscalar Goldstone bosons and light vector and axial-vector mesons. Heavy meson weak decay constants, coupling constants and the Isgur-Wise function are predicted in terms of the model parameters partially fixed from the light quark sector. Explicit SU(3)F symmetry breaking effects are estimated and, if possible, confronted with experiment. ((orig.))

  5. Lattice QCD analysis for relation between quark confinement and chiral symmetry breaking

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    Doi, Takahiro M.; Suganuma, Hideo; Iritani, Takumi

    2016-01-01

    The Polyakov loop and the Dirac modes are connected via a simple analytical relation on the temporally odd-number lattice, where the temporal lattice size is odd with the normal (nontwisted) periodic boundary condition. Using this relation, we investigate the relation between quark confinement and chiral symmetry breaking in QCD. In this paper, we discuss the properties of this analytical relation and numerically investigate each Dirac-mode contribution to the Polyakov loop in both confinement and deconfinement phases at the quenched level. This relation indicates that low-lying Dirac modes have little contribution to the Polyakov loop, and we numerically confirmed this fact. From our analysis, it is suggested that there is no direct one-to-one corresponding between quark confinement and chiral symmetry breaking in QCD. Also, in the confinement phase, we numerically find that there is a new "positive/negative symmetry" in the Dirac-mode matrix elements of link-variable operator which appear in the relation and the Polyakov loop becomes zero because of this symmetry. In the deconfinement phase, this symmetry is broken and the Polyakov loop is non-zero.

  6. Kac-Moody and Borcherds Symmetries of Six-Dimensional Chiral Supergravity

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    Henneaux, Marc

    2015-01-01

    We investigate the conjectured infinite-dimensional hidden symmetries of six-dimensional chiral supergravity coupled to two vector multiplets and two tensor multiplets, which is known to possess the $F_{4,4}$ symmetry upon dimensional reduction to three spacetime dimensions. Two things are done. (i) First, we analyze the geodesic equations on the coset space $F_{4,4}^{++}/K(F_{4,4}^{++})$ using the level decomposition associated with the subalgebra $\\mathfrak{gl}(5)\\oplus \\mathfrak{sl}(2)$ of $F_{4,4}^{++}$ and show their equivalence with the bosonic equations of motion of six-dimensional chiral supergravity up to the level where the dual graviton appears. In particular, the self-duality condition on the chiral $2$-form is automatically implemented in the sense that no dual potential appears for that $2$-form, in contradistinction with what occurs for the non chiral $p$-forms. (ii) Second, we describe the $p$-form hierarchy of the model in terms of its $V$-duality Borcherds superalgebra, of which we compute t...

  7. Dynamical chiral symmetry breaking and confinement : its interrelation and effects on the hadron mass spectrum

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    Within the framework of this thesis, the interrelation between the two characteristic phenomena of quantum chromodynamics (QCD), i.e., dynamical chiral symmetry breaking and confinement, is investigated. To this end, we apply lattice gauge field theory techniques and adopt a method to artificially restore the dynamically broken chiral symmetry. The low-mode part of the Dirac eigenspectrum is tied to the dynamical breaking of the chiral symmetry according to the Banks--Casher relation. Utilizing two-flavor dynamical lattice gauge field configurations, we construct valence quark propagators that exclude a variable sized part of the low-mode Dirac spectrum, with the aim of using these as an input for meson and baryon interpolating fields. Subsequently, we explore the behavior of ground and excited states of the low-mode truncated hadrons using the variational analysis method. We look for the existence of confined hadron states and extract effective masses where applicable. Moreover, we explore the evolution of the quark wavefunction renormalization function and the renormalization point invariant mass function of the quark propagator under Dirac low-mode truncation in a gauge fixed setting. Motivated by the necessity of fixing the gauge in the aforementioned study of the quark propagator, we also developed a flexible high performance code for lattice gauge fixing, accelerated by graphic processing units (GPUs) using NVIDIA CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture). Lastly, more related but unpublished work on the topic is presented. This includes a study of the locality violation of low-mode truncated Dirac operators, a discussion of the possible extension of the low-mode truncation method to the sea quark sector based on a reweighting scheme, as well as the presentation of an alternative way to restore the dynamically broken chiral symmetry. (author)

  8. Chiral symmetry breaking with a confining propagator and dynamically massive gluons

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    Natale, A. A.; Doff, A.(Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná – UTFPR – DAFIS, Av. Monteiro Lobato Km 04, 84016-210 Ponta Grossa, PR, Brazil); Machado, F. A.

    2011-01-01

    Chiral symmetry breaking in QCD is studied introducing a confining effective propagator, as proposed recently by Cornwall, and considering the effect of dynamically massive gluons. The effective confining propagator has the form $1/(k^2+m^2)^2$ and we study the bifurcation equation finding limits on the parameter $m$ below which a satisfactory fermion mass solution is generated. Since the coupling constant and gluon propagator are damped in the infrared, due to the presence of a dynamical glu...

  9. Chiral-symmetry breaking and pion structure in the Covariant Spectator Theory

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    Biernat, Elmar P; Gross, Franz; Stadler, Alfred; Ribeiro, Emílio

    2016-01-01

    We introduce a covariant approach in Minkowski space for the description of quarks and mesons that exhibits both chiral-symmetry breaking and confinement. In a simple model for the interquark interaction the quark mass function is obtained and used in the calculation of the pion form factor. We study the effects of the mass function and of the different quark pole contributions on the pion form factor.

  10. Quark model with chiral-symmetry breaking and confinement in the Covariant Spectator Theory

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    Biernat Elmar P.

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available We propose a model for the quark-antiquark interaction in Minkowski space using the Covariant Spectator Theory. We show that with an equal-weighted scalar-pseudoscalar structure for the confining part of our interaction kernel the axial-vector Ward-Takahashi identity is preserved and our model complies with the Adler-zero constraint for π-π-scattering imposed by chiral symmetry.

  11. Quark model with chiral-symmetry breaking and confinement in the Covariant Spectator Theory

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    Biernat, Elmar P; Ribeiro, J E; Stadler, A; Gross, F

    2015-01-01

    We propose a model for the quark-antiquark interaction in Minkowski space using the Covariant Spectator Theory. We show that with an equal-weighted scalar-pseudoscalar structure for the confining part of our interaction kernel the axial-vector Ward-Takahashi identity is preserved and our model complies with the Adler-zero constraint for pi-pi-scattering imposed by chiral symmetry.

  12. Quark model with chiral-symmetry breaking and confinement in the Covariant Spectator Theory

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    Biernat, Elmar P.; Peña, M. T.; Ribeiro, J. E.; Stadler, A.; Gross, F.

    2016-03-01

    We propose a model for the quark-antiquark interaction in Minkowski space using the Covariant Spectator Theory. We show that with an equal-weighted scalar-pseudoscalar structure for the confining part of our interaction kernel the axial-vector Ward-Takahashi identity is preserved and our model complies with the Adler-zero constraint for π-π-scattering imposed by chiral symmetry.

  13. Quark model with chiral-symmetry breaking and confinement in the Covariant Spectator Theory

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    Biernat, Elmer P. [CFTP, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal; Pena, Maria Teresa [CFTP, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal; Departamento de Física, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal; Ribiero, Jose' Emilio F. [CeFEMA, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal; Stadler, Alfred [Departamento de Física, Universidade de Évora, 7000-671 Évora, Portugal; Gross, Franz L. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)

    2016-03-01

    We propose a model for the quark-antiquark interaction in Minkowski space using the Covariant Spectator Theory. We show that with an equal-weighted scalar-pseudoscalar structure for the confining part of our interaction kernel the axial-vector Ward-Takahashi identity is preserved and our model complies with the Adler-zero constraint for pi-pi-scattering imposed by chiral symmetry.

  14. Evidence that centre vortices underpin dynamical chiral symmetry breaking in SU (3) gauge theory

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    Trewartha, Daniel; Kamleh, Waseem; Leinweber, Derek

    2015-07-01

    The link between dynamical chiral symmetry breaking and centre vortices in the gauge fields of pure SU (3) gauge theory is studied using the overlap-fermion quark propagator in Lattice QCD. Overlap fermions provide a lattice realisation of chiral symmetry and consequently offer a unique opportunity to explore the interplay of centre vortices, instantons and dynamical mass generation. Simulations are performed on gauge fields featuring the removal of centre vortices, identified through gauge transformations maximising the center of the gauge group. In contrast to previous results using the staggered-fermion action, the overlap-fermion results illustrate a loss of dynamical chiral symmetry breaking coincident with vortex removal. This result is linked to the overlap-fermion's sensitivity to the subtle manner in which instanton degrees of freedom are compromised through the process of centre vortex removal. Backgrounds consisting solely of the identified centre vortices are also investigated. After smoothing the vortex-only gauge fields, we observe dynamical mass generation on the vortex-only backgrounds consistent within errors with the original gauge-field ensemble following the same smoothing. Through visualizations of the instanton-like degrees of freedom in the various gauge-field ensembles, we find evidence of a link between the centre vortex and instanton structure of the vacuum. While vortex removal destabilizes instanton-like objects under O (a4)-improved cooling, vortex-only backgrounds provide gauge-field degrees of freedom sufficient to create instantons upon cooling.

  15. Chiral Symmetry Breaking and External Fields in the Kuperstein-Sonnenschein Model

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    Alam, M Sohaib; Kundu, Arnab

    2012-01-01

    A novel holographic model of chiral symmetry breaking has been proposed by Kuperstein and Sonnenschein by embedding non-supersymmetric probe D7 and anti-D7 branes in the Klebanov-Witten background. We study the dynamics of the probe flavours in this model in the presence of finite temperature and a constant electromagnetic field. In keeping with the weakly coupled field theory intuition, we find the magnetic field promotes spontaneous breaking of chiral symmetry whereas the electric field restores it. The former effect is universally known as the "magnetic catalysis" in chiral symmetry breaking. In the presence of an electric field such a condensation is inhibited and a current flows. Thus we are faced with a steady-state situation rather than a system in equilibrium. We conjecture a definition of thermodynamic free energy for this steady-state phase and using this proposal we study the detailed phase structure when both electric and magnetic fields are present in two representative configurations: mutually p...

  16. Light meson electromagnetic form factors from three-flavor lattice QCD with exact chiral symmetry

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    Aoki, S; Feng, X; Hashimoto, S; Kaneko, T; Noaki, J; Onogi, T

    2015-01-01

    We study the chiral behavior of the electromagnetic (EM) form factors of pion and kaon in three-flavor lattice QCD. In order to make a direct comparison of the lattice data with chiral perturbation theory (ChPT), we employ the overlap quark action that has exact chiral symmetry. Gauge ensembles are generated at a lattice spacing of 0.11 fm with four pion masses ranging between M_pi \\simeq 290 MeV and 540 MeV and with a strange quark mass m_s close to its physical value. We utilize the all-to-all quark propagator technique to calculate the EM form factors with high precision. Their dependence on m_s and on the momentum transfer is studied by using the reweighting technique and the twisted boundary conditions for the quark fields, respectively. A detailed comparison with SU(2) and SU(3) ChPT reveals that the next-to-next-to-leading order terms in the chiral expansion are important to describe the chiral behavior of the form factors in the pion mass range studied in this work. We estimate the relevant low-energy...

  17. Light meson electromagnetic form factors from three-flavor lattice QCD with exact chiral symmetry

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    Aoki, S.; Cossu, G.; Feng, X.; Hashimoto, S.; Kaneko, T.; Noaki, J.; Onogi, T.

    2016-02-01

    We study the chiral behavior of the electromagnetic (EM) form factors of pions and kaons in three-flavor lattice QCD. In order to make a direct comparison of the lattice data with chiral perturbation theory (ChPT), we employ the overlap quark action that has exact chiral symmetry. Gauge ensembles are generated at a lattice spacing of 0.11 fm with four pion masses ranging between Mπ≃290 MeV and 540 MeV and with a strange quark mass ms close to its physical value. We utilize the all-to-all quark propagator technique to calculate the EM form factors with high precision. Their dependence on ms and on the momentum transfer is studied by using the reweighting technique and the twisted boundary conditions for the quark fields, respectively. A detailed comparison with SU(2) and SU(3) ChPT reveals that the next-to-next-to-leading order terms in the chiral expansion are important to describe the chiral behavior of the form factors in the pion mass range studied in this work. We estimate the relevant low-energy constants and the charge radii, and find reasonable agreement with phenomenological and experimental results.

  18. Relativistic chiral SU(3) symmetry, large Nc sum rules and meson-baryon scattering

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    The relativistic chiral SU(3) Lagrangian is used to describe kaon-nucleon scattering imposing constraints from the pion-nucleon sector and the axial-vector coupling constants of the baryon octet states. We solve the covariant coupled-channel Bethe-Salpeter equation with the interaction kernel truncated at chiral order Q3 where we include only those terms which are leading in the large Nc limit of QCD. The baryon decuplet states are an important explicit ingredient in our scheme, because together with the baryon octet states they form the large Nc baryon ground states of QCD. Part of our technical developments is a minimal chiral subtraction scheme within dimensional regularization, which leads to a manifest realization of the covariant chiral counting rules. All SU(3) symmetry-breaking effects are well controlled by the combined chiral and large Nc expansion, but still found to play a crucial role in understanding the empirical data. We achieve an excellent description of the data set typically up to laboratory momenta of plab ≅ 500 MeV. (orig.)

  19. Pion form factors from two-flavor lattice QCD with exact chiral symmetry

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    We calculate pion vector and scalar form factors in two-flavor lattice QCD and study the chiral behavior of the vector and scalar radii 2>V,S. Numerical simulations are carried out on a 163x32 lattice at a lattice spacing of 0.12 fm with quark masses down to ∼ms/6, where ms is the physical strange quark mass. Chiral symmetry, which is essential for a direct comparison with chiral perturbation theory (ChPT), is exactly preserved in our calculation at finite lattice spacing by employing the overlap quark action. We utilize the so-called all-to-all quark propagator in order to calculate the scalar form factor including the contributions of disconnected diagrams and to improve statistical accuracy of the form factors. A detailed comparison with ChPT reveals that the next-to-next-to-leading-order contributions to the radii are essential to describe their chiral behavior in the region of quark mass from ms/6 to ms/2. Chiral extrapolation based on two-loop ChPT yields 2>V=0.409(23)(37) fm2 and 2>S=0.617(79)(66) fm2, which are consistent with phenomenological analysis. We also present our estimates of relevant low-energy constants.

  20. Magnetic Catalysis of Chiral Symmetry Breaking. A Holographic Prospective

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    Filev, Veselin G; 10.1155/2010/473206

    2010-01-01

    We review a recent investigation of the effect of magnetic catalysis of mass generation in holographic Yang-Mills theories. We aim at a self-contained and pedagogical form of the review. We provide a brief field theory background and review the basics of holographic flavordynamics. The main part of the review investigates the influence of external magnetic field on holographic gauge theories dual to the D3/D5-- and D3/D7-- brane intersections. Among the observed phenomena are the spontaneous breaking of a global internal symmetry, Zeeman splitting of the energy levels and the existence of pseudo Goldstone modes. An analytic derivation of the Gell-Mann--Oaks--Renner relation for the D3/D7 set up is reviewed. In the D3/D5 case the pseudo Goldstone modes satisfy non-relativistic dispersion relation. The studies reviewed confirm the universal nature of the magnetic catalysis of mass generation.

  1. Empirical Example of Nucleus with Transitional Dynamical Symmetry X(5)

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    张大立; 赵惠英

    2002-01-01

    By analysing the energy spectrum, E2 transition rates and branching ratios, it is shown explicitly that the nucleus 150Nd provides an empirical example with X(5) symmetry at the critical point of the transition from U(5) to SU(3) symmetry.

  2. Lattice QCD analysis for relation between quark confinement and chiral symmetry breaking

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    Doi, Takahiro M.; Suganuma, Hideo [Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa-oiwake, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan); Iritani, Takumi [Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa-Oiwake, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)

    2016-01-22

    The Polyakov loop and the Dirac modes are connected via a simple analytical relation on the temporally odd-number lattice, where the temporal lattice size is odd with the normal (nontwisted) periodic boundary condition. Using this relation, we investigate the relation between quark confinement and chiral symmetry breaking in QCD. In this paper, we discuss the properties of this analytical relation and numerically investigate each Dirac-mode contribution to the Polyakov loop in both confinement and deconfinement phases at the quenched level. This relation indicates that low-lying Dirac modes have little contribution to the Polyakov loop, and we numerically confirmed this fact. From our analysis, it is suggested that there is no direct one-to-one corresponding between quark confinement and chiral symmetry breaking in QCD. Also, in the confinement phase, we numerically find that there is a new “positive/negative symmetry” in the Dirac-mode matrix elements of link-variable operator which appear in the relation and the Polyakov loop becomes zero because of this symmetry. In the deconfinement phase, this symmetry is broken and the Polyakov loop is non-zero.

  3. Lattice QCD analysis for relation between quark confinement and chiral symmetry breaking

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    The Polyakov loop and the Dirac modes are connected via a simple analytical relation on the temporally odd-number lattice, where the temporal lattice size is odd with the normal (nontwisted) periodic boundary condition. Using this relation, we investigate the relation between quark confinement and chiral symmetry breaking in QCD. In this paper, we discuss the properties of this analytical relation and numerically investigate each Dirac-mode contribution to the Polyakov loop in both confinement and deconfinement phases at the quenched level. This relation indicates that low-lying Dirac modes have little contribution to the Polyakov loop, and we numerically confirmed this fact. From our analysis, it is suggested that there is no direct one-to-one corresponding between quark confinement and chiral symmetry breaking in QCD. Also, in the confinement phase, we numerically find that there is a new “positive/negative symmetry” in the Dirac-mode matrix elements of link-variable operator which appear in the relation and the Polyakov loop becomes zero because of this symmetry. In the deconfinement phase, this symmetry is broken and the Polyakov loop is non-zero

  4. The Chirality Of Life: From Phase Transitions To Astrobiology

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    Gleiser, Marcelo

    2008-01-01

    The search for life elsewhere in the universe is a pivotal question in modern science. However, to address whether life is common in the universe we must first understand the likelihood of abiogenesis by studying the origin of life on Earth. A key missing piece is the origin of biomolecular homochirality: permeating almost every life-form on Earth is the presence of exclusively levorotary amino acids and dextrorotary sugars. In this work we discuss recent results suggesting that life's homochirality resulted from sequential chiral symmetry breaking triggered by environmental events in a mechanism referred to as punctuated chirality. Applying these arguments to other potentially life-bearing platforms has significant implications for the search for extraterrestrial life: we predict that a statistically representative sampling of extraterrestrial stereochemistry will be racemic on average.

  5. Chiral Phase Transition at Finite Isospin Density in Linear Sigma Model

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    SHU Song; LI Jia-Rong

    2005-01-01

    Using the linear sigma model, we have introduced the pion isospin chemical potential. The chiral phase transition is studied at finite temperatures and finite isospin densities. We have studied the μ - T phase diagram for the chiral phase transition and found the transition cannot happen below a certain low temperature because of the BoseEinstein condensation in this system. Above that temperature, the chiral phase transition is studied by the isotherms of pressure versus density. We indicate that the transition, in the chiral limit, is a first-order transition from a low-density phase to a high-density phase like a gas-liquid phase transition.

  6. "Statistical" symmetry with applications to phase transitions

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    Birman, Joseph L.; Trebin, Hans-Rainer

    1985-01-01

    Hermann proposed that mesomorphic media should be classified by assigning certain "statistical symmetry groups" to each possible partially ordered array. Two translational groups introduced were called superordinate and subordinate. We find that the average density in such a partially ordered medium has the superordinate symmetry ℒ1, while the pair correlation function has the subordinate symmetry ℒ2. A complete listing is made of all compatible combinations of ℒ1 and ℒ...

  7. Microscopic nuclear structure models and methods: chiral symmetry, wobbling motion and γ–bands

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    Sheikh, Javid A.; Bhat, Gowhar H.; Dar, Waheed A.; Jehangir, Sheikh; Ganai, Prince A.

    2016-06-01

    A systematic investigation of the nuclear observables related to the triaxial degree of freedom is presented using the multi-quasiparticle triaxial projected shell model (TPSM) approach. These properties correspond to the observation of γ-bands, chiral doublet bands and the wobbling mode. In the TPSM approach, γ-bands are built on each quasiparticle configuration and it is demonstrated that some observations in high-spin spectroscopy that have remained unresolved for quite some time could be explained by considering γ-bands based on two-quasiparticle configurations. It is shown in some Ce-, Nd- and Ge-isotopes that the two observed aligned or s-bands originate from the same intrinsic configuration with one of them as the γ-band based on a two-quasiparticle configuration. In the present work, we have also performed a detailed study of γ-bands observed up to the highest spin in dysposium, hafnium, mercury and uranium isotopes. Furthermore, several measurements related to chiral symmetry breaking and wobbling motion have been reported recently. These phenomena, which are possible only for triaxial nuclei, have been investigated using the TPSM approach. It is shown that doublet bands observed in lighter odd–odd Cs-isotopes can be considered as candidates for chiral symmetry breaking. Transverse wobbling motion recently observed in 135Pr has also been investigated and it is shown that TPSM approach provides a reasonable description of the measured properties.

  8. Chiral symmetry breaking with a confining propagator and dynamically massive gluons

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    Natale, A A; Machado, F A

    2011-01-01

    Chiral symmetry breaking in QCD is studied introducing a confining effective propagator, as proposed recently by Cornwall, and considering the effect of dynamically massive gluons. The effective confining propagator has the form $1/(k^2+m^2)^2$ and we study the bifurcation equation finding limits on the parameter $m$ below which a satisfactory fermion mass solution is generated. Since the coupling constant and gluon propagator are damped in the infrared, due to the presence of a dynamical gluon mass, the major part of the chiral breaking is only due to the confining propagator and related to the low momentum region of the gap equation. We study the asymptotic behavior of the gap equation containing this confinement effect and massive gluon exchange, and find that the symmetry breaking can be approximated by an effective four-fermion interaction generated by the confining propagator. We compute some QCD chiral parameters as a function of $m$, finding values compatible with the experimental data. We find a simp...

  9. On the chiral phase transition in the linear sigma model

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    The Cornwall- Jackiw-Tomboulis (CJT) effective action for composite operators at finite temperature is used to investigate the chiral phase transition within the framework of the linear sigma model as the low-energy effective model of quantum chromodynamics (QCD). A new renormalization prescription for the CJT effective action in the Hartree-Fock (HF) approximation is proposed. A numerical study, which incorporates both thermal and quantum effect, shows that in this approximation the phase transition is of first order. However, taking into account the higher-loop diagrams contribution the order of phase transition is unchanged. (author)

  10. Chiral and deconfining phase transitions from holographic QCD study

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    Fang, Zhen; He, Song; Li, Danning

    2016-06-01

    A preliminary quantitative study to match the lattice QCD simulation on the chiral and deconfining phase transitions of QCD in the bottom-up holographic framework is given. We constrain the relation between dilaton field ϕ and metric warp factor Ae and get several reasonable models in the Einstein-Dilaton system. Using the potential reconstruction approach, we solve the corresponding gravity background. Then we fit the background-related parameters by comparing the equation of state with the two-flavor lattice QCD results. After that we study the temperature dependent behavior of Polyakov loop and chiral condensate under those background solutions. We find that the results are in good agreement with the two-flavor lattice results. All the studies about the equation of state, the Polyakov loop and the chiral condensate signal crossover behavior of the phase transitions, which are consistent with the current understanding on the QCD phase transitions with physical quark mass. Furthermore, the extracted transition temperatures are comparable with the two-flavor lattice QCD results.

  11. Confinement, quark mass functions, and spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking in Minkowski space

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    We formulate the covariant equations for quark-antiquark bound states in Minkowski space in the framework of the Covariant Spectator Theory. The quark propagators are dressed with the same kernel that describes the interaction between different quarks. We show that these equations are charge conjugation invariant, and that in the chiral limit of vanishing bare quark mass, a massless pseudoscalar bound state is produced in a Nambu--Jona-Lasinio (NJL) mechanism, which is associated with the Goldstone boson of spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking. In this introductory paper we test the formalism by using a simplified kernel consisting of a momentum-space $\\delta$-function with a vector Lorentz structure, to which one adds a mixed scalar and vector confining interaction. The scalar part of the confining interaction is not chirally invariant by itself, but decouples from the equations in the chiral limit and therefore allows the NJL mechanism to work. With this model we calculate the quark mass function, and we compare our Minkowski-space results to LQCD data obtained in Euclidean space. In a companion paper we apply this formalism to a calculation of the pion form factor

  12. Quark Matter in a Parallel Electric and Magnetic Field Background: Equilibrated Chiral Density Effect on Chiral Phase Transition

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    Ruggieri, M

    2016-01-01

    In this article we study spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking for quark matter in the background of an electric-magnetic flux tube with static, homogeneous and parallel electric field $\\bm E$ and magnetic field $\\bm B$. We use a Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model with a local kernel interaction to compute the relevant quantities to describe chiral symmetry breaking at finite temperature for a wide range of $E$ and $B$. We study the effect of the flux tube background on inverse catalysis of chiral symmetry breaking for $E$ and $B$ of the same order of magnitude. We then focus on the effect of equilibration of chiral density, $n_5$, produced dynamically by axial anomaly on the critical temperature. The equilibration of $n_5$, a consequence of chirality flipping processes in the thermal bath, allows for the introduction of the chiral chemical potential, $\\mu_5$, which is computed self-consistently as a function of temperature and field strength by coupling the number equation to the gap equation. We find that even if chir...

  13. Chiral symmetry and π -π scattering in the covariant spectator theory

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    Biernat, Elmar P.; Peña, M. T.; Ribeiro, J. E.; Stadler, Alfred; Gross, Franz

    2014-11-01

    The π -π scattering amplitude calculated with a model for the quark-antiquark interaction in the framework of the covariant spectator theory (CST) is shown to satisfy the Adler zero constraint imposed by chiral symmetry. The CST formalism is established in Minkowski space and our calculations are performed in momentum space. We prove that the axial-vector Ward-Takahashi identity is satisfied by our model. Then we show that, similar to what happens within the Bethe-Salpeter formalism, application of the axial-vector Ward-Takahashi identity to the CST π -π scattering amplitude allows us to sum the intermediate quark-quark interactions to all orders. The Adler self-consistency zero for π -π scattering in the chiral limit emerges as the result for this sum.

  14. Chiral symmetry and pi-pi scattering in the Covariant Spectator Theory

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    Biernat, Elmar P; Ribeiro, J E; Stadler, Alfred; Gross, Franz

    2014-01-01

    The pi-pi scattering amplitude calculated with a model for the quark-antiquark interaction in the framework of the Covariant Spectator Theory (CST) is shown to satisfy the Adler zero constraint imposed by chiral symmetry. The CST formalism is established in Minkowski space and our calculations are performed in momentum space. We prove that the axial-vector Ward-Takahashi identity is satisfied by our model. Then we show that, similarly to what happens within the Bethe-Salpeter formalism, application of the axial-vector Ward-Takahashi identity to the CST pi-pi scattering amplitude allows us to sum the intermediate quark-quark interactions to all orders. The Adler self-consistency zero for pi-pi scattering in the chiral limit emerges as the result for this sum.

  15. Signatures of confinement and chiral symmetry breaking in spectral quantities of lattice dirac operators

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    In this thesis we consider two main subjects, both of them utilizing lattice QCD. This is a rigorously defined approach to quantum field theory and allows for both, for a theoretical analysis and subsequent numerical studies. All techniques and quantities, which need to be introduced, are shortly discussed in the first chapter, in order to fix the notation. Two of the key features of QCD, which are still challenging questions, are chiral symmetry breaking and confinement. For the spontaneous breaking of chiral symmetry the situation is clearer. The main part of this work focuses on gluonic quantities, like the Polyakov loop or the potential of two static color charged particles. They are all either order parameters or give a clear distinguishable signal as one crosses the phase transition from the confined to the deconfined phase. It will be shown that we can reconstruct these quantities out of Dirac spectra in a mathematically exact way. An essential part of the spectral representation is the use of various fermionic boundary conditions for the compactified time direction. When varying the boundary conditions the spectrum undergoes a shift and out of these shifts we can reconstruct our gluonic quantities. As a first observable we consider the thin Polyakov loop P, which signals the deconfinement transition, and analyse its spectral representation in full and quenched QCD. For SU(3) gauge theory the spectral representation of P is made from three Dirac spectra, each one for a different boundary condition in the temporal direction. We examine several aspects of the spectral representation of P, such as eigenvalue distributions, shifts due to varying boundary conditions, individual and accumulated contributions from particular eigenmodes. It turns out that the thin Polyakov loop P is, in both phases, strongly dominated from the ultraviolet part of the spectrum. Furthermore we observe a suppressed sensitivity of the spectrum to varying boundary conditions in the

  16. Deconfinement and chiral symmetry restoration in an SU(3) gauge theory with adjoint fermions

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    We analyze the finite temperature phase diagram of QCD with fermions in the adjoint representation. The simulations performed with four dynamical Majorana fermions show that the deconfinement and chiral phase transitions occur at two distinct temperatures. While the deconfinement transition is first-order at Td we find evidence for a continuous chiral transition at a higher temperature Tc ≅ 8 Td. We observe a rapid change of bulk thermodynamic observables at Td which reflects the increase in the number of degrees of freedom. However, these show little variation at Tc, where the fermion condensate vanishes. We also analyze the potential between static fundamental and adjoint charges in all three phases and extract the corresponding screening masses above Td

  17. Net baryon number probability distribution near the chiral phase transition

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    Morita, Kenji; Skokov, Vladimir; Friman, Bengt; Redlich, Krzysztof

    2014-01-01

    We discuss the properties of the net baryon number probability distribution near the chiral phase transition to explore the effect of critical fluctuations. Our studies are performed within Landau theory, where the coefficients of the polynomial potential are parametrized, so as to reproduce the mean-field (MF), the Z(2) , and the O(4) scaling behaviors of the cumulants of the net baryon number. We show that in the critical region the structure of the probability distribution changes, dependi...

  18. Roberge-Weiss phase transitions and extended Z3 symmetry

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    Kouno, H.; Sakai, Y.; Kashiwa, K; Matsuzaki, M.; Yahiro, M.

    2008-01-01

    Using the Polyakov extended Nambu-Jona-Lasinio (PNJL) model with imaginary chemical potential, the relation between the Roberge-Weiss (RW) phase transition and the extended Z3 symmetry is studied. At low temperature, there is approximate continuous symmetry under the phase transformation of the Polyakov loop with the shift of the imaginary chemical potential. Due to this continuous symmetry, the Polyakov loop can oscillate smoothly as the imaginary chemical potential increases. At high temper...

  19. The chiral phase transition for QCD with sextet quarks

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    Sinclair, D K

    2011-01-01

    QCD with 2 massless colour-sextet quarks is studied as a model of Walking Technicolor. We simulate lattice QCD with 2 light color-sextet staggered quarks at finite temperature, and use the dependence of the coupling at the chiral transition on the temporal extent, $N_t$, of the lattice in lattice units to study the running of the bare lattice coupling with lattice spacing. Our goal is to determine whether this theory is QCD-like and `walks', or if it is conformal. If it is QCD-like, the coupling at the chiral transition should tend to zero as $N_t \\rightarrow \\infty$ in a manner controlled by asymptotic freedom, i.e. by the perturbative $\\beta$-function. On the other hand, if this theory is conformal, this coupling will approach a non-zero limit in the $N_t \\rightarrow \\infty$ limit. We are extending our simulations on an $N_t=8$ lattice to determine the position of the chiral transition with greater accuracy, and are performing simulations on an $N_t=12$ lattice.

  20. Study of gauge symmetry of both the free and gauged chiral boson through the Lagrangian formulation

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    Every basic interaction is supposed to have their origin from the gauge principle and understanding of the gauge symmetry of a physical theory is a very important problem which has received much attention to the physicist from the long past. Their exists some transformation that leaves physical contents of the gauge theory invariant. It even stands as a fundamental principle that determines the form of Lagrangian of a theory. Two main approaches have been followed in the literature to study the local gauge symmetry of a given Lagrangian. The oldest one is the Hamiltonian formulation based on Dirac conjecture. It is true that unitarity of a theory can not be well understood without Hamiltonian approach. However it does not always lead to Lorentz covariant generating functional. This drawback indeed has the remedy in the Lagrangian formulation. The gauge symmetry related studies on dynamical theory should therefore be extended with equal intensities in both the formalism. It would certainly be of interest to find out the appropriate gauge transformation of different theories using the Lagrangian formulation. It would be much more interesting to extend this formulation in the extended phase space needed to restore the gauge invariance. Chiral boson which is considered as the basic ingredient of heterotic string is a rich theoretical model. Gauged chiral boson is also interesting in many respects. So we have studied the gauge property of free and gauged chiral boson both in the usual phase space and in the extended phase space and found that the formulation works in the manner like the Hamiltonian formulation. (author)

  1. Imaging dynamical chiral symmetry breaking: pion wave function on the light front

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    Chang, Lei; Cobos-Martinez, J J; Roberts, C D; Schmidt, S M; Tandy, P C

    2013-01-01

    We project onto the light-front the pion's Poincare'-covariant Bethe-Salpeter wave-function, obtained using two different approximations to the kernels of QCD's Dyson-Schwinger equations. At an hadronic scale both computed results are concave and significantly broader than the asymptotic distribution amplitude, \\phi_\\pi^{asy}(x)=6 x(1-x); e.g., the integral of \\phi_\\pi(x)/\\phi_\\pi^{asy}(x) is 1.8 using the simplest kernel and 1.5 with the more sophisticated kernel. Independent of the kernels, the emergent phenomenon of dynamical chiral symmetry breaking is responsible for hardening the amplitude.

  2. On the Isomorphic Description of Chiral Symmetry Breaking by Non-Unitary Lie Groups

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    Bietenholz, Wolfgang

    2009-01-01

    It is well-known that chiral symmetry breaking ($\\chi$SB) in QCD with $N_{f}=2$ light quark flavours can be described by orthogonal groups as $O(4) \\to O(3)$, due to local isomorphisms. Here we discuss the question how specific this property is. We consider generalised forms of $\\chi$SB involving an arbitrary number of light flavours of continuum or lattice fermions, in various representations. We search systematically for isomorphic descriptions by non-unitary, compact Lie groups. It turns o...

  3. Chiral symmetry and pi-pi scattering in the Covariant Spectator Theory

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    Biernat, Elmar P.; Peña, M. T.; Ribeiro, J. E.; Stadler, Alfred; Gross, Franz

    2014-01-01

    The pi-pi scattering amplitude calculated with a model for the quark-antiquark interaction in the framework of the Covariant Spectator Theory (CST) is shown to satisfy the Adler zero constraint imposed by chiral symmetry. The CST formalism is established in Minkowski space and our calculations are performed in momentum space. We prove that the axial-vector Ward-Takahashi identity is satisfied by our model. Then we show that, similar to what happens within the Bethe-Salpeter formalism, applica...

  4. Chiral symmetry breaking in three-dimensional quantum electrodynamics as fixed point annihilation

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    Herbut, Igor F

    2016-01-01

    Spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking in three dimensional ($d=3$) quantum electrodynamics is understood as annihilation of an infrared-stable fixed point that describes the large-N conformal phase by another unstable fixed point at a critical number of fermions $N=N_c$. We discuss the root of universality of $N_c$ in this picture, together with some features of the phase boundary in the $(d,N)$ plane. In particular, it is shown that as $d\\rightarrow 4$, $N_c\\rightarrow 0$ with a constant slope, our best estimate of which suggests that $N_c = 2.89$ in $d=3$.

  5. Chiral symmetry breaking in three-dimensional quantum electrodynamics as fixed point annihilation

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    Herbut, Igor F.

    2016-07-01

    Spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking in three-dimensional (d =3 ) quantum electrodynamics is understood as annihilation of an infrared-stable fixed point that describes the large-N conformal phase by another unstable fixed point at a critical number of fermions N =Nc. We discuss the root of universality of Nc in this picture, together with some features of the phase boundary in the (d ,N ) plane. In particular, it is shown that as d →4 , Nc→0 with a constant slope, our best estimate of which suggests that Nc=2.89 in d =3 .

  6. The effect of the chiral chemical potential on the chiral phase transition in the NJL model with different regularization schemes

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    Yu, Lang; Huang, Mei

    2015-01-01

    We study the chiral phase transition in the presence of the chiral chemical potential $\\mu_5$ using the two-flavor Nambu--Jona-Lasinio model. In particular, we analyze the reason why one can obtain two opposite behaviors of the chiral critical temperature as a function of $\\mu_5$ in the framework of different regularization schemes. We compare the modifications of the chiral condensate and the critical temperature due to $\\mu_5$ in different regularization schemes, analytically and numerically. Finally, we find that, for the conventional hard-cutoff regularization scheme, the increasing dependence of the critical temperature on the chiral chemical potential is an artifact, which is caused by the fact that it does not include complete contribution from the thermal fluctuations. When the thermal contribution is fully taken into account, the chiral critical temperature should decrease with $\\mu_5$.

  7. Chiral symmetry in the strong color-electric field in terms of Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model

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    We examine the behavior of chiral symmetry in an external gluon field using Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model, which is an effective theory of QCD. The Dyson equation for the dynamical quark mass in the presence of the external color-electric field is obtained. By solving it in the color flux tube inside mesons, chiral symmetry would be restored in the flux tube of mesons and this result supports Chiral Bag picture for mesons. Next we consider the flux tubes formed in the central region for ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions, and find the chiral restoration occurs there, so that the current quark mass seems to be suitable in calculating the q-q-bar pair creation rate by the Schwinger formula in the flux-tube picture. (author)

  8. Euclidean dynamical symmetry in nuclear shape phase transitions

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    The Euclidean dynamical symmetry hidden in the critical region of nuclear shape phase transitions is revealed by a novel algebraic F(5) description. With a nonlinear projection, it is shown that the dynamics in the critical region of the spherical–axial deformed and the spherical–γ-soft shape phase transitions can indeed be manifested by this description, which thus provides a unified symmetry-based interpretation of the critical phenomena in the region.

  9. Effect of symmetry breaking on transition strength distributions

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    The quantum numbers of over 100 states in 30P have been determined from the ground state to 8 MeV. Previous measurements had provided complete spectroscopy in 26Al. For these N=Z=odd nuclei, states of isospin T=0 and T=1 coexist at all energies. These spectra provide a unique opportunity to test the effect of symmetry breaking (of the approximate symmetry isospin) on the level statistics and on the transition strength distributions. The level statistics are strongly affected by the small symmetry breaking and the transition strength distributions differ from the Porter-Thomas distribution

  10. Orbital angular momentum in electron diffraction and its use to determine chiral crystal symmetries

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    Juchtmans, Roeland; Verbeeck, Jo

    2015-10-01

    In this work we present an alternative way to look at electron diffraction in a transmission electron microscope. Instead of writing the scattering amplitude in Fourier space as a set of plane waves, we use the cylindrical Fourier transform to describe the scattering amplitude in a basis of orbital angular momentum (OAM) eigenstates. We show how working in this framework can be very convenient when investigating, e.g., rotation and screw-axis symmetries. For the latter we find selection rules on the OAM coefficients that unambiguously reveal the handedness of the screw axis. Detecting the OAM coefficients of the scattering amplitude thus offers the possibility to detect the handedness of crystals without the need for dynamical simulations, the thickness of the sample, nor the exact crystal structure. We propose an experimental setup to measure the OAM components where an image of the crystal is taken after inserting a spiral phase plate in the diffraction plane and perform multislice simulations on α quartz to demonstrate how the method indeed reveals the chirality. The experimental feasibility of the technique is discussed together with its main advantages with respect to chirality determination of screw axes. The method shows how the use of a spiral phase plate can be extended from a simple phase imaging technique to a tool to measure the local OAM decomposition of an electron wave, widening the field of interest well beyond chiral space group determination.

  11. Universality in random matrix theory and chiral symmetry breaking in QCD

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    In this work we review the topic of random matrix model universality with particular stress on its application to the study of chiral symmetry breaking in QCD. We highlight the role of microscopic and macroscopic matrix model correlation functions played in the description of the deep infrared eigenvalue spectrum of the Dirac operator. The universal microscopic correlation functions are presented for all three chiral symmetry breaking patterns, and the corresponding random matrix universality proofs are given for massless and massive fermions in a unified way. These analytic results have been widely confirmed from QCD lattice data and we present a comparison with the most recent analytic calculations describing data for dynamical SU(2) staggered fermions. The microscopic matrix model results are then re-expressed in terms of the finite-volume partition functions of Leutwyler and Smilga, where some of these expressions have been recently obtained using field theory only. The macroscopic random matrix universality is reviewed for the most simplest examples of bosonic and supersymmetric models. We also give an example for a non-universal deformation of a random matrix model - the restricted trace ensemble. (orig.)

  12. Sum rules for the spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking parameters of QCD

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    We discuss in the spirit of the work of Shifman, Vainshtein and Zakharov (SVZ), sum rules involving current-current vacuum correlation functions, whose Wilson expansion starts off with the operators anti qq or (anti qq)2, and thus provide information about the chiral symmetry breaking parameters of QCD. We point out that under the type of crude approximations made by SVZ, a value of sub(vac) (250MeV)3 is obtained from one of these sum rules, in agreement with current expectations. Further we show that a Borel transformed version of the Weinberg sum rule, for VV - AA, current products seem only to make sense for an A1 mass close to 1.3GeV and it makes little sense with the current algebra mass Msub(A)=anti 2M. We also give an estimate for the chiral symmetry breaking parameters μ16=22(anti qsub(L) lambda sup(a)γsub(μ)qsub(L))(anti qsub(R) lambdasup(a) γsup(μ)qsub(R)) >sub(vac) entering in the Weinberg sum rules and μ26=g2sub(vac) entering in a new sum rule we propose involving antisymmetric tensor currents J=anti q σsub(μnu) q. (author)

  13. (3+1)-dimensional light-front model with spontaneous breaking of chiral symmetry

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    We investigate a (3+1)-dimensional toy model that exhibits spontaneous breakdown of chiral symmetry, both in a light-front (LF) Hamiltonian and in a Euclidean Schwinger-Dyson (SD) formulation. We show that both formulations are completely equivalent, provided the renormalization is properly done. The counterterm can be constructed explicitly by eliminating zero-mode degrees of freedom, giving rise to to an effective interaction: i.e., zero-mode dynamics, in the sense of an effective action, leads to a very simple set of modifications for the nonzero modes. We find that it is sufficient to renormalize terms that exist already in the canonical LF Hamiltonian independently. Chiral symmetry breaking is manifested via a open-quotes kinetic massclose quotes counterterm, which is eventually responsible for the mass generation of the physical fermion of the model. The vertex mass in the LF calculation must be taken to be the same as the current quark mass in the SD calculation. copyright 1997 The American Physical Society

  14. Fluctuations and the Phase Transition in a Chiral Model with Polyakov Loops

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    Sasaki, C.; Friman, B.; Redlich, K.

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    We explore the NJL model with Polyakov loops for a system of three colors and two flavors within the mean-field approximation, where both chiral symmetry and confinement are taken into account. We focus on the phase structure of the model and study the chiral and Polyakov loop susceptibilities.

  15. QCD sum rules, the spontaneous breakdown of chiral symmetry and short distance behaviour in lattice gauge theories

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    We analyze the behaviour that correlation functions ought to have on the lattice in order to reproduce QCD sum rules in the continuum limit. We formulate a set of relations between lattice correlation functions of meson operators at small time separation and the quark condensates responsible for spontaneous breakdown of chiral symmetry. We suggest that the degree to which such relations are satisfied will provide a set of consistency checks on the ability of lattice Monte Carlo simulations to reproduce the correct spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking of the continuum limit. (author)

  16. Effect of vertex corrections on the possibility of chiral symmetry breaking induced by long-range Coulomb repulsion in graphene

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    Katanin, A.

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, we consider the possibility of chiral (charge or spin density wave) symmetry breaking in graphene due to long-range Coulomb interaction by comparing the results of the Bethe-Salpeter and functional renormalization-group approaches. The former approach performs a summation of ladder diagrams in the particle-hole channel and reproduces the results of the Schwinger-Dyson approach for the critical interaction strength of the quantum phase transition. The renormalization-group approach combines the effect of different channels and allows to study the role of vertex corrections. The critical interaction strength, which is necessary to induce the symmetry breaking in the latter approach, is found in the static approximation to be αc=e2/(ɛ vF) ≈1.05 without considering the Fermi velocity renormalization, and αc=3.7 with accounting the renormailzation of the Fermi velocity. The latter value is expected to be, however, reduced, when the dynamic screening effects are taken into account, yielding the critical interaction, which may be comparable to the one in freely suspended graphene. We show that the vertex corrections are crucially important to obtain the mentioned values of critical interactions.

  17. The chiral phase transition for lattice QCD with 2 colour-sextet quarks

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    Kogut, J B

    2015-01-01

    QCD with 2 flavours of massless colour-sextet quarks is studied as a possible walking-Technicolor candidate. We simulate the lattice version of this model at finite temperatures near to the chiral-symmetry restoration transition, to determine whether it is indeed a walking theory (QCD-like with a running coupling which evolves slowly over an appreciable range of length scales) or if it has an infrared fixed point, making it a conformal field theory. The lattice spacing at this transition is decreased towards zero by increasing the number $N_t$ of lattice sites in the temporal direction. Our simulations are performed at $N_t=4,6,8,12$, on lattices with spatial extent much larger than the temporal extent. A range of small fermion masses is chosen to make predictions for the chiral (zero mass) limit. We find that the bare lattice coupling does decrease as the lattice spacing is decreased. However, it decreases more slowly than would be predicted by asymptotic freedom. We discuss whether this means that the coupl...

  18. Confinement, chiral symmetry breaking and continuum limits in quantum link models

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    Using the example of compact U(1) lattice gauge theory we argue that quantum link models can be used to reproduce the physics of conventional Hamiltonian lattice gauge theories. In addition to the usual gauge coupling g, these models have a new parameter j which naturally cuts-off large electric flux quanta on each link while preserving exact U(1) gauge invariance. The j → ∞ limit recovers the conventional Hamiltonian. At strong couplings, the theory shows confinement and chiral symmetry breaking for all non-trivial values of j. The phase diagram of the 3+1 dimensional theory suggests that a coulomb phase is present at large but finite j. Setting g = 0, a new approach to the physics of compact U(1) gauge theory on the lattice emerges. In this case the parameter j takes over the role of the gauge coupling, and j → ∞ describes free photons

  19. Top quark mass bounds in the hierarchical chiral symmetry-breaking framework

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    By taking account of recent information on the Bd - antiBd mixing parameter, xd, and the product BB f2B, as well as uncertainties in the lighter quark masses, we are able to set search limits on the top quark mass of 84 ± 8 GeV for the Fritzsch mass matrices with two Higgs doublets or 78 ± 12 GeV for a modified set of Fritzsch mass matrices with minimal Higgs structure. We comment on the discovery complications involved when the top mass is very close to the W mass. If no top quark is eventually found with mass less than 100 - 110 GeV, the whole 3-family hierarchical chiral symmetry-breaking framework proposed by Fritzsch is ruled out

  20. Chiral symmetry breaking and quark confinement in the nilpotency expansion of QCD

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    Caracciolo, Sergio

    2010-01-01

    We apply to lattice QCD a bosonization method previously developed in which dynamical bosons are generated by time-dependent Bogoliubov transformations. The transformed action can be studied by an expansion in the inverse of the nilpotency index, which is the number of fermionic states in the structure function of composite bosons. When this number diverges the model is solved by the saddle point method which has a variational interpretation. We give a stationary covariant solution for a background matter field whose fluctuations describe mesons. In the saddle point approximations live fermionic quasiparticles with quark quantum numbers which are confined, in the sense that they propagate only in pointlike color singlets. Conditions for chiral symmetry breaking are determined, to be studied numerically, and a derivation of mesons-nucleons action is outlined.

  1. Localization and chiral symmetry in 2+1 flavor domain wall QCD

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    We present results for the dependence of the residual mass of domain wall fermions (DWF) on the size of the fifth dimension and its relation to the density and localization properties of low-lying eigenvectors of the corresponding hermitian Wilson Dirac operator relevant to simulations of 2+1 flavor domain wall QCD. Using the DBW2 and Iwasaki gauge actions, we generate ensembles of configurations with a 163 x 32 space-time volume and an extent of 8 in the fifth dimension for the sea quarks. We demonstrate the existence of a regime where the degree of locality, the size of chiral symmetry breaking and the rate of topology change can be acceptable for inverse lattice spacings a-1 (ge) 1.6 GeV

  2. Localization and chiral symmetry in 2+1 flavor domain wall QCD

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    David J. Antonio; Kenneth C. Bowler; Peter A. Boyle; Norman H. Christ; Michael A. Clark; Saul D. Cohen; Chris Dawson; Alistair Hart; Balint Joó; Chulwoo Jung; Richard D. Kenway; Shu Li; Meifeng Lin; Robert D. Mawhinney; Christopher M. Maynard; Shigemi Ohta; Robert J. Tweedie; Azusa Yamaguchi

    2008-01-01

    We present results for the dependence of the residual mass of domain wall fermions (DWF) on the size of the fifth dimension and its relation to the density and localization properties of low-lying eigenvectors of the corresponding hermitian Wilson Dirac operator relevant to simulations of 2+1 flavor domain wall QCD. Using the DBW2 and Iwasaki gauge actions, we generate ensembles of configurations with a $16^3\\times 32$ space-time volume and an extent of 8 in the fifth dimension for the sea quarks. We demonstrate the existence of a regime where the degree of locality, the size of chiral symmetry breaking and the rate of topology change can be acceptable for inverse lattice spacings $a^{-1} \\ge 1.6$ GeV.

  3. Chiral behavior of light meson form factors in 2+1 flavor QCD with exact chiral symmetry

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    Kaneko, T; Cossu, G; Feng, X; Fukaya, H; Hashimoto, S; Noaki, J; Onogi, T

    2016-01-01

    We present a study of chiral behavior of light meson form factors in QCD with three flavors of overlap quarks. Gauge ensembles are generated at single lattice spacing 0.12 fm with pion masses down to 300 MeV. The pion and kaon electromagnetic form factors and the kaon semileptonic form factors are precisely calculated using the all-to-all quark propagator. We discuss their chiral behavior using the next-to-next-to-leading order chiral perturbation theory.

  4. Topology in the SU(Nf) chiral symmetry restored phase of unquenched QCD and axion cosmology

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    Azcoiti, Vicente

    2016-01-01

    We investigate the topological properties of unquenched QCD on the basis of numerical results of simulations at fixed topological charge, recently reported by Borsanyi et al., and analytical predictions of the dilute instanton gas approximation. We demonstrate that the mean value of the chiral condensate at fixed topological charge is, in both cases, inconsistent with the analytical prediction of the large volume expansion around the saddle point, and argue that the most plausible explanation for the failure of the saddle point expansion is a vacuum energy density theta-independent at high temperatures, but surprisingly not too high (T\\sim 2T_c), a result which would imply a vanishing topological susceptibility, and the absence of all physical effects of the U(1) axial anomaly at these temperatures. We also show that under a general assumption concerning the high temperature phase of QCD, where the SU(Nf)_A symmetry is restored, the analytical prediction for the chiral condensate at fixed topological charge i...

  5. Chiral Symmetry Restoration, Naturalness and the Absence of Fine-Tuning I: Global Theories

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    Lynn, Bryan W

    2013-01-01

    The Standard Model (SM), and the scalar sector of its zero-gauge-coupling limit -- the chiral-symmetric limit of the Gell Mann-Levy Model (GML) -- have been shown not to suffer from a Higgs Fine-Tuning (FT) problem. All ultraviolet quadratic divergences (UVQD) are absorbed into the mass-squared of pseudo Nambu-Goldstone (pNGB) bosons, in GML. Since chiral SU(2)_{L-R} symmetry is restored as the pNGB mass-squared or as the Higgs vacuum expectation value (VEV) are taken to 0, small values of these quantities and of the Higgs mass are natural, and therefore not Fine-Tuned. In this letter, we extend our results on the absence of FT to a wide class of high-mass-scale (M_{Heavy}>>m_{Higgs}) extensions to a simplified SO(2) version of GML. We explicitly demonstrate naturalness and no-FT for two examples of heavy physics, both SO(2) singlets: a heavy (M_S >> m_{Higgs}) real scalar field (with or without a VEV); and a right-handed Type 1 See-Saw Majorana neutrino with M_R >> m_{Higgs}. We prove that for |q^2| <<...

  6. Chiral gap effect in curved space

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    Flachi, Antonino

    2014-01-01

    We discuss a new type of QCD phenomenon induced in curved space. In the QCD vacuum a mass gap of Dirac fermions is attributed to the spontaneous breaking of chiral symmetry. If the curvature is positive large, the chiral condensate melts but a chiral invariant mass gap can still remain, which we name the chiral gap effect in curved space. This leads to decoupling of quark deconfinement which implies a view of black holes surrounded by a first-order QCD phase transition.

  7. Dynamical symmetries and causality in non-equilibrium phase transitions

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    Henkel, Malte

    2015-01-01

    Dynamical symmetries are of considerable importance in elucidating the complex behaviour of strongly interacting systems with many degrees of freedom. Paradigmatic examples are cooperative phenomena as they arise in phase transitions, where conformal invariance has led to enormous progress in equilibrium phase transitions, especially in two dimensions. Non-equilibrium phase transitions can arise in much larger portions of the parameter space than equilibrium phase transitions. The state of the art of recent attempts to generalise conformal invariance to a new generic symmetry, taking into account the different scaling behaviour of space and time, will be reviewed. Particular attention will be given to the causality properties as they follow for co-variant $n$-point functions. These are important for the physical identification of n-point functions as responses or correlators.

  8. Dynamical Symmetries and Causality in Non-Equilibrium Phase Transitions

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    Malte Henkel

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Dynamical symmetries are of considerable importance in elucidating the complex behaviour of strongly interacting systems with many degrees of freedom. Paradigmatic examples are cooperative phenomena as they arise in phase transitions, where conformal invariance has led to enormous progress in equilibrium phase transitions, especially in two dimensions. Non-equilibrium phase transitions can arise in much larger portions of the parameter space than equilibrium phase transitions. The state of the art of recent attempts to generalise conformal invariance to a new generic symmetry, taking into account the different scaling behaviour of space and time, will be reviewed. Particular attention will be given to the causality properties as they follow for co-variant n-point functions. These are important for the physical identification of n-point functions as responses or correlators.

  9. Sigma(770) Resonance and the Breaking of Scale and Chiral Symmetry in Effective QCD

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    Svec, M

    2002-01-01

    CERN measurements of pi(-)p->pi(-)pi(+)n on polarized target at 17.2 GeV/c enable experimental determination of partial wave production amplitudes below 1080 MeV. The measured S-wave transversity amplitudes provide evidence for a narrow scalar resonance sigma(770). The assumption of analyticity of production amplitudes in dipion mass allows to determine S-wave helicity amplitudes S_0 and S_1. The amplitude S_1 is related to pi(-)pi(+)->pi(-)pi(+) scattering. There are four "down" solutions (1, 1bar), (2, 1bar), (1, 2bar) and (2, 2bar) selected by unitarity in pipi scattering. Ellis-Lanik relation between the mass m_sigma and partial width Gamma(sigma->pi(-)pi(+)) derived from an effective QCD theory with broken scale and chiral symmetry selects solutions (1, 1bar) and (1, 2bar) and imparts the sigma(770) resonance with a dilaton-gluonium interpretation. Weinberg's mended symmetry selects solutions (1, 1bar) and (2, 1bar). The combin ed solution (1, 1bar) has m_sigma=769 +/- 13 MeV and Gamma_sigma=154 +/- 22 M...

  10. On the Isomorphic Description of Chiral Symmetry Breaking by Non-Unitary Lie Groups

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    Bietenholz, Wolfgang

    2009-01-01

    It is well-known that chiral symmetry breaking ($\\chi$SB) in QCD with $N_{f}=2$ light quark flavours can be described by orthogonal groups as $O(4) \\to O(3)$, due to local isomorphisms. Here we discuss the question how specific this property is. We consider generalised forms of $\\chi$SB involving an arbitrary number of light flavours of continuum or lattice fermions, in various representations. We search systematically for isomorphic descriptions by non-unitary, compact Lie groups. It turns out that there are a few alternative options in terms of orthogonal groups, while we did not find any description entirely based on symplectic or exceptional Lie groups. If we adapt such an alternative as the symmetry breaking pattern for a generalised Higgs mechanism, we may consider a Higgs particle composed of bound fermions and trace back the mass generation to $\\chi$SB. In fact, some of the patterns that we encounter appear in technicolour models. In particular if one observes a Higgs mechanism that can be expressed i...

  11. Chiral symmetry breaking and confinement in Minkowski space QED2+1

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    Without any analytical assumption we solve the ladder QED2+1 in Minkowski space. Obtained complex fermion propagator exhibits confinement in the sense that it has no pole. Further, we transform Greens functions to the Temporal Euclidean space, wherein we show that in the special case of ladder QED2+1 the solution is fully equivalent to the Minkowski one. Obvious invalidity of Wick rotation is briefly discussed. The infrared value of the dynamical mass is compared with other known approaches, e. g. with the standard Euclidean calculation. We have presented for the first analysis of the electron gap equation in Minkowski and Temporal Euclidean space. The dynamical generation of imaginary part of the fermion mass leads to the absence of Khallen-Lehmann representation, providing thus confining solution for all value of m. Apart very small κ the real pole in the propagator is absent as well. Similarly to Euclidean QED3 Minkowski QED2+1 exhibits spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking the mass function has nontrivial solution in the limit m = 0, however the mass is complex function. Furthermore, we compare with QED solved in similar approximation in spacelike Euclidean and Temporal Euclidean space. As a interesting results, although based on the simple ladder approximation, is the proof of the exact equivalence between the theories defined in Minkowski 2+1 and 3D Temporal Euclidean space. We expect large quantitative changes when the polarization effect is taken account, especially the existence of critical number of flavors can be different when compared to the known Euclidean space estimates. Opposite to naive belief we showed and explained that the Wick rotation -the well known calculational trick in quantum theory- provides continuation of Schwinger function of the Euclidean theory which do not correspond with the Greens function calculated directly in the original Minkowski space. We can note our finding has a little to do with the know usefulness of various

  12. The chiral phase transition for lattice QCD with 2 color-sextet quarks

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    Kogut, J. B.; Sinclair, D. K.

    2015-09-01

    QCD with 2 flavors of massless color-sextet quarks is studied as a possible walking-Technicolor candidate. We simulate the lattice version of this model at finite temperatures near to the chiral-symmetry restoration transition, to determine whether it is indeed a walking theory (QCD-like with a running coupling which evolves slowly over an appreciable range of length scales) or if it has an infrared fixed point, making it a conformal field theory. The lattice spacing at this transition is decreased towards zero by increasing the number Nt of lattice sites in the temporal direction. Our simulations are performed at Nt=4 ,6 ,8 ,12 , on lattices with spatial extent much larger than the temporal extent. A range of small fermion masses is chosen to make predictions for the chiral (zero mass) limit. We find that the bare lattice coupling does decrease as the lattice spacing is decreased. However, it decreases more slowly than would be predicted by asymptotic freedom. We discuss whether this means that the coupling is approaching a finite value as lattice Nt is increased—the conformal option, or if the apparent disagreement with the scaling predicted by asymptotic freedom is because the lattice coupling is a poor expansion parameter, and the theory walks. Currently, evidence favors QCD with 2 color-sextet quarks being a conformal field theory. Other potential sources of disagreement with the walking hypothesis are also discussed. We also report an estimate of the position of the deconfinement transition for Nt=12 , needed for choosing parameters for zero-temperature simulations.

  13. Broken valence chiral symmetry and chiral polarization of Dirac spectrum in N{sub f}=12 QCD at small quark mass

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    Alexandru, Andrei [George Washington University, Washington, DC (United States); Horváth, Ivan [University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA (the speaker) (United States)

    2016-01-22

    The validity of recently proposed equivalence between valence spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking (vSChSB) and chiral polarization of low energy Dirac spectrum (ChP) in SU(3) gauge theory, is examined for the case of twelve mass–degenerate fundamental quark flavors. We find that the vSChSB–ChP correspondence holds for regularized systems studied. Moreover, our results suggest that vSChSB occurs in two qualitatively different circumstances: there is a quark mass m{sub c} such that for m > m{sub c} the mode condensing Dirac spectrum exhibits standard monotonically increasing density, while for m{sub ch} < m < m{sub c} the peak around zero separates from the bulk of the spectrum, with density showing a pronounced depletion at intermediate scales. Valence chiral symmetry restoration may occur at yet smaller masses m < m{sub ch}, but this has not yet been seen by overlap valence probe, leaving the m{sub ch} = 0 possibility open. The latter option could place massless N{sub f}=12 theory outside of conformal window. Anomalous behavior of overlap Dirac spectrum for m{sub ch} < m < m{sub c} is qualitatively similar to one observed previously in zero and few–flavor theories as an effect of thermal agitation.

  14. Chiral optical Tamm states at the boundary of the medium with helical symmetry of the dielectric tensor

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    Timofeev, Ivan V

    2016-01-01

    A new optical state is described both analytically and numerically at the boundary of a chiral medium with continuous helical symmetry of the dielectric tensor. The tangential wave number is assumed to be zero. The state appears to be localized near the boundary. It does not transfer energy along this boundary and falls off exponentially with the distance from the boundary. The field penetration into chiral medium is blocked at wavelengths close to the helical pitch and corresponding to the photonic band gap. The polarization of light near the boundary has the same sign of chirality as the helical medium. It is shown that the homogeneous environment, or the substrate must exhibit the anisotropic metallic reflection. Spectral manifestation of the state is determined by the angle between the optical axes at the interface. A realistic example is considered at the boundary of a cholesteric liquid crystal and a metal-dielectric anisotropic nanocomposite.

  15. Duality between chiral symmetry breaking and charged pion condensation at large $N_c$: Consideration of an NJL$_2$ model with baryon-, isospin- and chiral isospin chemical potentials

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    Ebert, D; Klimenko, K G

    2016-01-01

    In this paper we investigate the phase structure of a (1+1)-dimensional schematic quark model with four-quark interaction and in the presence of baryon ($\\mu_B$), isospin ($\\mu_I$) and chiral isospin ($\\mu_{I5}$) chemical potentials. It is established that in the large-$N_c$ limit ($N_c$ is the number of colored quarks) there exists a duality correspondence between the chiral symmetry breaking phase and the charged pion condensation (PC) one. The role and influence of this property on the phase structure of the model are studied. Moreover, it is shown that the chemical potential $\\mu_{I5}$ promotes the appearance of the charged PC phase with nonzero baryon density.

  16. Chiral symmetry breaking from two-loop effective potential of the holographic non-local NJL model

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    We calculate the two-loop effective potential of the non-local Nambu–Jona–Lasinio (NJL) model derived from the Sakai–Sugimoto model in string theory. In contrast to the conventional NJL with 4-fermion contact interaction, the chiral symmetry was previously found to be dynamically broken for an arbitrary weak coupling at the one-loop level. As a confirmation, the approximate numerical solutions to the gap equation at the one-loop level are explicitly demonstrated for weak couplings. We then calculate the one- and two-loop contributions to the effective potential of the non-local NJL model and found that the two-loop contribution is negative. The two-loop potential for the chiral-symmetric vacuum is also negative but larger than the combined effective potential of the chiral broken vacuum at the two-loop level. The chiral symmetry breaking thus persists for the arbitrary weak coupling at the two-loop level. (paper)

  17. Color confinement, quark pair creation and dynamical chiral-symmetry breaking in the dual Ginzburg-Landau theory

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    We study the color confinement, the qq pair creation and the dynamical chiral-symmetry breaking of nonperturbative QCD by using the dual Ginzburg-Landau theory, where the dual Higgs mechanism plays an essential role in the nonperturbative dynamics in the infrared region. As a result of the dual Meissner effect, the linear static quark potential, which characterizes the quark confinement, is obtained in the long distance within the quenched approximation. We obtain a simple expression for the string tension similar to the energy per unit length of a vortex in the superconductivity physics. The dynamical effect of light quarks on the quark confining potential is investigated in terms of the infrared screening effect due to the qq pair creation or the cut of the hadronic string. The screening length of the potential is estimated by using the Schwinger formula for the qq pair creation. We introduce the corresponding infrared cutoff to the strong long-range correlation factor in the gluon propagator as a dynamical effect of light quarks, and obtain a compact formula for the quark potential including the screening effect in the infrared region. We investigate the dynamical chiral-symmetry breaking by using the Schwinger-Dyson equation in the dual Ginzburg-Landau theory, where the gluon propagator includes the nonperturbative effect related to the color confinement. We find a large enhancement of the chiral-symmetry breaking by the dual Higgs mechanism, which supports the close relation between the color confinement and the chiral-symmetry breaking. The dynamical quark mass, the pion decay constant and the quark condensate are well reproduced by using the consistent values of the gauge coupling constant and the QCD scale parameter with the perturbative QCD and the quark confining potential. The light-quark confinement is also roughly examined in terms of the disappearance of physical poles in the light-quark propagator by using the smooth extrapolation of the quark mass

  18. Chiral symmetry breaking in QCD-like gauge theories with a confining propagator and dynamical gauge boson mass generation

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    Doff, A.(Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná – UTFPR – DAFIS, Av. Monteiro Lobato Km 04, 84016-210 Ponta Grossa, PR, Brazil); Machado, F. A.; Natale, A. A.

    2011-01-01

    We study chiral symmetry breaking in QCD-like gauge theories introducing a confining effective propagator, as proposed recently by Cornwall, and considering the effect of dynamical gauge boson mass generation. The effective confining propagator has the form $1/(k^2+m^2)^2$ and we study the bifurcation equation finding limits on $m$ below which a satisfactory fermion mass solution is generated. Since the coupling constant and gauge boson propagator are damped in the infrared, due to the presen...

  19. Neutrino Mass Through Concomitant Breakdown of the U(1) Chiral and Scale Symmetries

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    Dias, A G

    2006-01-01

    The possibility of generating neutrino mass through see-saw mechanism involving U(1) chiral Peccei-Quinn and scale symmetries breakdown is discussed. We consider a generic scale invariant model which has three Majorana fermions and a complex scalar singlet, which might be the one responsible for an invisible axion, and we perform a summation of all leading logarithmic radiative corrections to the tree level potential. The effective potential so obtained is stable and drives the scalar field to a nonzero vacuum expectation value according to the Coleman-Weinberg mechanism. As a result, right-handed neutrinos gain mass at the Peccei-Quinn scale which is suggestive for explaining very light active neutrinos. We illustrate the whole idea with the addition of the Standard Model, and also a SU(3)$_L\\otimesU(1)_X$ model in which the subgroup SU(2)$_L\\otimesU(1)_Y$ is constrained to be broken as an effect of the effective potential. This last model presents electric charge quantization as well.

  20. Mass limits for the chiral color symmetry G‧-boson from LHC dijet data

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    Frolov, I. V.; Smirnov, A. D.

    2016-07-01

    The contributions of G‧-boson predicted by the chiral color symmetry of quarks to the differential dijet cross-sections in pp-collisions at the large hadron collider (LHC) are calculated and analyzed in dependence on two free parameters of the model, the G‧ mass mG‧ and mixing angle 𝜃G. The exclusion and consistency mG‧‑ 𝜃G regions imposed by the ATLAS and CMS data on dijet cross-sections are found. Using the CT10 (MSTW2008) parton distribution function (PDF) set we show that the G‧-boson for 𝜃G = 45∘, i.e. the axigluon, with the masses mG‧ < 2.3(2.6) TeV and mG‧ < 3.35(3.25) TeV is excluded at the probability level of 95% by the ATLAS and CMS dijet data, respectively. For the other values of 𝜃G the exclusion limits are more stringent. The mG‧‑ 𝜃G regions consistent with these data at CL = 68% and CL = 90% are also found.

  1. Mass limits for the chiral color symmetry $G'$-boson from LHC dijet data

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    Frolov, I V

    2016-01-01

    The contributions of $G'$-boson predicted by the chiral color symmetry of quarks to the differential dijet cross-sections in $pp$-collisions at the LHC are calculated and analysed in dependence on two free parameters of the model, the $G'$ mass $m_{G'}$ and mixing angle $\\theta_G$. The exclusion and consistency $m_{G'}-\\theta_G$ regions imposed by the ATLAS and CMS data on dijet cross-sections are found. Using the CT10 (MSTW~2008) PDF set we show that the $G'$-boson for $\\theta_G=45^{\\circ}$, i.e. the axigluon, with the masses $m_{G'} < 2.3 \\,\\, (2.6) \\,\\, \\mbox{TeV}$ and $m_{G'} < 3.35 \\,\\, (3.25) \\,\\, \\mbox{TeV}$ is excluded at the probability level of $95\\%$ by the ATLAS and CMS dijet data respectively. For the other values of $\\theta_G$ the exclusion limits are more stringent. The $m_{G'}-\\theta_G$ regions consistent with these data at $CL=68\\%$ and $CL=90\\%$ are also found.

  2. Chiral symmetry restoration in the massive Thirring model at finite T and μ: dimensional reduction and the Coulomb gas

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    We show that in certain limits the (1+1)-dimensional massive Thirring model at finite temperature T is equivalent to a one-dimensional Coulomb gas of charged particles at the same T. This equivalence is then used to explore the phase structure of the massive Thirring model. For strong coupling and T >>m (the fermion mass), the system is shown to behave as a free gas of 'molecules' (charge pairs in the Coulomb gas terminology) made of pairs of chiral condensates. This binding of chiral condensates is responsible for the restoration of chiral symmetry as T→∞. In addition, when a fermion chemical potential μ≠0 is included, the analogy with a Coulomb gas still holds with μ playing the role of a purely imaginary external electric field. For small T and μ we find a typical massive Fermi gas behaviour for the fermion density, whereas for large μ it shows chiral restoration by means of a vanishing effective fermion mass. Some similarities with the chiral properties of low-energy QCD at finite T and baryon chemical potential are discussed

  3. Topology, symmetry, and phase transitions in lattice gauge theories

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    We study connections between global symmetries, topological objects, and phase transitions in non-abelian gauge theories. The characterization of deconfinement as a spontaneous symmetry breaking transition in SU(N) gauge theories with static quarks, and its description in terms of ZN interfaces, serve as our motivation. We study 2+1 dimensional SU(N) gauge theories with N≤4, which are candidates for the exploitation of universality with corresponding N-state Potts models. Exact results from the 2d spin systems are used to obtain critical couplings, transition temperatures, exponents, and the behavior of string tensions at criticality. Kramers-Wannier duality emerges between center vortices and electric fluxes at the phase transition for N≤3, which is inherited from a finite volume self-duality of the 2d N-state Potts models. The form of the duality as a discrete Fourier transform over ensembles with interfaces emphasizes the link between confinement and topology in pure SU(N) gauge theories. We then investigate monopole inducing boundary conditions in SU(N) grand unified theories with an adjoint Higgs field, and find that non-trivial magnetic charge may be enforced but with several restrictions. Finally, we introduce dynamical quarks and the curious connection between confinement and their fractional electric charge. Owing to a coincidence of quantum numbers in the matter sector, the Standard Model possesses a hidden global center symmetry that is lost when Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) is treated as an isolated theory. We discuss the topological implications of this symmetry, and investigate their influence on the phase structure of a 2-color lattice model with quarks that carry also a fractional electric charge.

  4. Isospin Symmetry of Transitions Probed by Weak and Strong Interactions

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    Roeckl, E

    2002-01-01

    Under the assumption that isospin is a good quantum number, isospin symmetry is expected for the transitions from the ground states of the pair of T = 1, T$_{z}$ = $\\pm$ 1 nuclei to excited states of the T = 0 nucleus situated in between the pair. In order to study the isospin symmetry of these transitions, we propose to perform an accurate comparison of Gamow-Teller (GT) transitions for the A = 58 system. This system is the heaviest for which such a comparison is possible. The $^{58}$Ni(T$_{z}$ = 1 ) $\\rightarrow^{58}$Cu(T$_{z}$ = 0 ) GT transitions are presently studied by using high-resolution charge exchange reaction at RNCP Osaka, while those of $^{58}$Zn(T$_{z}$ = -1) $\\rightarrow^{58}$Cu will be investigated in the $\\beta$-decay study at ISOLDE. Due to the large $Q\\scriptstyle_\\textrm{EC}$-value of $^{58}$Zn, GT transitions can be observed up to high excitation energies in $^{58}$Cu. In order to reach this goal, it is proposed to measure $\\beta$-delayed protons and $\\gamma$-rays by using a dedicated de...

  5. Probing the chiral phase transition of Nf=2 clover fermions with valence overlap fermions

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    Overlap fermions are a powerful tool for investigating the chiral and topological structure of the vacuum and the thermal states of QCD. We study various chiral and topological aspects of the finite temperature phase transition of Nf=2 flavours of O(a) improved Wilson fermions, using valence overlap fermions as a probe. Particular emphasis is placed upon the analysis of the spectral density and the localisation properties of the eigenmodes as well as on the local structure of topological charge fluctuations in the vicinity of the chiral phase transition. The calculations are done on 163 x 8 lattices generated by the DIK collaboration. (orig.)

  6. A new approach for calculating nuclear symmetry energy

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    Xia, Yong-Hui; Zong, Hong-Shi

    2016-01-01

    By using the functional path integral method, we obtain a model-independent formula for nuclear symmetry energy, which explicitly shows the relation between nuclear symmetry energy and isospin susceptibility. The latter one is found to be a probe to the QCD chiral phase transition. We further found that, the nuclear symmetry energy has an abrupt change at the critical nuclear density where the chiral symmetry restores partially, which could be detected from the experiments.

  7. Extended partially conserved axial-vector current hypothesis and chiral-symmetry breaking

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    An extended partially conserved axial-vector current (PCAC) hypothesis that incorporates a family of heavy bosons in a model-independent way is proposed. This is motivated by the impossibility of accounting for the corrections to Goldberger-Treiman relations, both in SU(2) x SU(2) and SU(3) x SU(3), by means of ordinary dynamical mechanisms (many-particle intermediate states). This new hypothesis coupled with an assumption on the strong-coupling constants of the heavy bosons leads to the following results: (i) A universality among the corrections to Goldberger-Treiman relations for ΔS = 0 decays, Δ/sub π/, on the one hand and for ΔS not-equal 0 decays, Δ/sub K/, on the other. (ii) From this universality there follow two sets of sum rules involving masses and strong and weak coupling constants. These sum rules become identities in the chiral as well as in the SU(3) limit and although a definite check has to await for the advent of accurate hyperon data, there are indications that they might be saturated. (iii) By studying the Dashen-Weinstein sum rules, new sets of sum rules involving only strong coupling constants are predicted as well as an expression for Δ/sub π//Δ/sub K/ in good agreement with present data. (iv) It is found that Δ/sub π/ and Δ/sub K/, which are a measure of chiral-symmetry breaking, determine completely the on-mass-shell corrections to soft-meson theorems. Since both Δ/sub π/ and Δ/sub K/ are known experimentally, a calculation is made of the on-mass-shell amplitudes for π0 → γγ, eta → γγ, eta → ππγ, γ → πππ,and γγ → πππ starting from the zero-mass limits implied by anomalous Ward identities. In particular, it is found that the results for the radiative eta decays are in agreement with present experimental data without the need for invoking eta-eta' mixing

  8. Chiral and deconfinement phase transition in the Hamiltonian approach to QCD in Coulomb gauge

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    Reinhardt, H

    2016-01-01

    The chiral and deconfinement phase transitions are investigated within the variational Hamiltonian approach to QCD in Coulomb gauge. The temperature $\\beta^{-1}$ is introduced by compactifying a spatial dimension. Thereby the whole temperature dependence is encoded in the vacuum state on the spatial manifold $\\mathbb{R}^2 \\times S^1(\\beta)$. The chiral quark condensate and the dual quark condensate (dressed Polyakov loop) are calculated as function of the temperature. From their inflection points the pseudo-critical temperatures for the chiral and deconfinement crossover transitions are determined. Using the zero-temperature quark and gluon propagators obtained within the variational approach as input, we find 226 MeV and 262 MeV, respectively, for the chiral and deconfinement transition.

  9. Chiral phase transition and meson spectrum in improved soft-wall AdS/QCD

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    Fang, Zhen; Zhang, Lin

    2016-01-01

    We investigate in detail the chiral thermal transition of QCD in an improved soft-wall AdS/QCD model with a simply modified 5D conformal mass of the bulk scalar field. We also present a calculation in this model for the light meson spectra and other low-energy characteristic quantities including the pion form factor, the pi-rho coupling constant and the decay constants of pi, rho, a_1, which are shown to result in a good agreement with experimental data except for the pion decay constant. The thermal behavior of chiral condensate is studied. It is found that such a simply improved soft-wall model incorporates the crossover behavior of chiral thermal transition indicated by lattice simulations. The expected chiral transition temperature can be obtained.

  10. Quantum phase transitions between bosonic symmetry-protected topological states without sign problem: Nonlinear sigma model with a topological term

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    You, Yi-Zhuang; Bi, Zhen; Mao, Dan; Xu, Cenke

    2016-03-01

    We propose a series of simple two-dimensional (2D) lattice interacting fermion models that we demonstrate at low energy describe bosonic symmetry-protected topological (SPT) states and quantum phase transitions between them. This is because due to interaction, the fermions are gapped both at the boundary of the SPT states and at the bulk quantum phase transition, thus these models at low energy can be described completely by bosonic degrees of freedom. We show that the bulk of these models is described by a Sp (N ) principal chiral model with a topological Θ term, whose boundary is described by a Sp (N ) principal chiral model with a Wess-Zumino-Witten term at level 1. The quantum phase transition between SPT states in the bulk is tuned by a particular interaction term, which corresponds to tuning Θ in the field theory, and the phase transition occurs at Θ =π . The simplest version of these models with N =1 is equivalent to the familiar O(4) nonlinear sigma model (NLSM) with a topological term, whose boundary is a (1 +1 )D conformal field theory with central charge c =1 . After breaking the O(4) symmetry to its subgroups, this model can be viewed as bosonic SPT states with U(1), or Z2 symmetries, etc. All of these fermion models, including the bulk quantum phase transitions, can be simulated with the determinant quantum Monte Carlo method without the sign problem. Recent numerical results strongly suggest that the quantum disordered phase of the O(4) NLSM with precisely Θ =π is a stable (2 +1 )D conformal field theory with gapless bosonic modes.

  11. UNIVERSALITY OF PHASE TRANSITION DYNAMICS: TOPOLOGICAL DEFECTS FROM SYMMETRY BREAKING

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    Zurek, Wojciech H. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Del Campo, Adolfo [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2014-02-13

    In the course of a non-equilibrium continuous phase transition, the dynamics ceases to be adiabatic in the vicinity of the critical point as a result of the critical slowing down (the divergence of the relaxation time in the neighborhood of the critical point). This enforces a local choice of the broken symmetry and can lead to the formation of topological defects. The Kibble-Zurek mechanism (KZM) was developed to describe the associated nonequilibrium dynamics and to estimate the density of defects as a function of the quench rate through the transition. During recent years, several new experiments investigating formation of defects in phase transitions induced by a quench both in classical and quantum mechanical systems were carried out. At the same time, some established results were called into question. We review and analyze the Kibble-Zurek mechanism focusing in particular on this surge of activity, and suggest possible directions for further progress.

  12. DSAM lifetime measurements for the chiral pair in 194Tl

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    Most important for the identification of chiral symmetry in atomic nuclei is to establish a pair of bands that are near-degenerate in energy, but also in B(M1) and B(E2) transition probabilities. Dedicated lifetime measurements were performed for four bands of 194Tl, including the pair of four-quasiparticle chiral bands with close near-degeneracy, considered as a prime candidate for best chiral symmetry pair. The lifetime measurements confirm the excellent near-degeneracy in this pair and indicate that a third band may be involved in the chiral symmetry scenario. (orig.)

  13. Chiral magnetic effect in the PNJL model

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    Fukushima, Kenji; Gatto, Raoul

    2010-01-01

    We study the two-flavor Nambu--Jona-Lasinio model with the Polyakov loop (PNJL model) in the presence of a strong magnetic field and a chiral chemical potential $\\mu_5$ which mimics the effect of imbalanced chirality due to QCD instanton and/or sphaleron transitions. Firstly we focus on the properties of chiral symmetry breaking and deconfinement crossover under the strong magnetic field. Then we discuss the role of $\\mu_5$ on the phase structure. Finally the chirality charge, electric current, and their susceptibility, which are relevant to the Chiral Magnetic Effect, are computed in the model.

  14. Two-color QCD with chiral chemical potential

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    Braguta, V. V.; Goy, V. A.; Ilgenfritz, E.-M.; Kotov, A. Yu.; Molochkov, A. V.; Müller-Preussker, M.; Petersson, B.; Schreiber, A.

    2016-01-01

    The phase diagram of two-color QCD with a chiral chemical potential is studied on the lattice. The focus is on the confinement/deconfinement phase transition and the breaking/restoration of chiral symmetry. The simulations are carried out with dynamical staggered fermions without rooting. The dependence of the Polyakov loop, the chiral condensate and the corresponding susceptibilities on the chiral chemical potential and the temperature are presented.

  15. Quantum and stringy corrections to the equation of state of holographic QCD matter and the nature of the chiral transition

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    Alho, T; Kajantie, K; Kiritsis, E; Tuominen, K

    2015-01-01

    We consider the finite temperature phase diagram of holographic QCD in the Veneziano limit (Nc large, Nf large with xf=Nf/Nc fixed) and calculate one string-loop corrections to the free energy in certain approximations. Such corrections, especially due to the pion modes are unsuppressed in the Veneziano limit. We find that under some extra assumptions the first order transition following from classical gravity solutions can become second order. If stringy asymptotics are of a special form and there are residual interactions it may even become of third order. Operationally these computations imply modelling the low temperature chiral symmetry breaking phase with a hadron gas containing Nf^2 massless Goldstone bosons and an exponential spectrum of massive hadrons. A third order transition is possible only if repulsive hadron interactions via the excluded volume effect are included.

  16. Symmetry-breaking transitions in networks of nonlinear circuit elements

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    Heinrich, Martin; Dahms, Thomas; Flunkert, Valentin; Schoell, Eckehard [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Technische Universitaet Berlin, 10623 Berlin (Germany); Teitsworth, Stephen W, E-mail: schoell@physik.tu-berlin.d [Department of Physics, Duke University, PO Box 90305, Durham, NC 27708-0305 (United States)

    2010-11-15

    We investigate a nonlinear circuit consisting of N tunnel diodes in series, which shows close similarities to a semiconductor superlattice or to a neural network. Each tunnel diode is modeled by a three-variable FitzHugh-Nagumo-like system. The tunnel diodes are coupled globally through a load resistor. We find complex bifurcation scenarios with symmetry-breaking transitions that generate multiple fixed points off the synchronization manifold. We show that multiply degenerate zero-eigenvalue bifurcations occur, which lead to multistable current branches, and that these bifurcations are also degenerate with a Hopf bifurcation. These predicted scenarios of multiple branches and degenerate bifurcations are also found experimentally.

  17. Torons, chiral symmetry breaking and U(1) problem in σ-model and gauge theories. Part 2

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    The main point of this work is the physical consenquences of the existence of fractional charge in the σ-models and espesially in the physically interesting theory QCD. It is shown that the corresponding fluctuations ensure spontaneous breaking of the chiral symmetry and give a nonzero contribution to the chiral condensate. Toron solution is determined on the manifold with boundary. In this case many questions arise such as: global boundary conditions, the stability of the solution, self-adjointness of Dirac operator, single-valuedness of the physical values and so on. These questions are interconnected and turn out to be self cobsistent only for the special choice of the topological number (Q=1/2 for SU(2)). It is shown that in the Dirac's spectrum of the quarks the gap between zero and the continuum is absent. 50 refs.; 10 figs

  18. Chiral two-body currents in nuclei: Gamow-Teller transitions and neutrinoless double-beta decay

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    Menéndez, J.; Gazit, D.; Schwenk, A.

    2011-01-01

    We show that chiral effective field theory (EFT) two-body currents provide important contributions to the quenching of low-momentum-transfer Gamow-Teller transitions, and use chiral EFT to predict the momentum-transfer dependence that is probed in neutrinoless double-beta decay. We then calculate for the first time the neutrinoless double-beta decay operator based on chiral EFT currents and study the nuclear matrix elements at successive orders. The contributions from chiral two-body currents...

  19. Amplification of Quantum Meson Modes in the Late Time of the Chiral Phase Transition

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    Watanabe, K

    2007-01-01

    We investigate the time evolution of the quantum meson modes in the late time of chiral phase transition. In particular, it is shown that there exists a possible solution to the equation of motion for the quantum meson modes, which reveals a parametric resonance and/or resonance through forced oscillation induced by the small oscillation of the chiral condensate. After that, we demonstrate the unstable regions for the quantum meson modes in both the cases of a uniform and spatially expanding system.

  20. Symmetry breaking in covalent chiral bond Hsub2, according to accurate vibrational levels from Kratzer bond theory

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    Van Hooydonk, G

    2009-01-01

    Symmetry breaking in Hsub2, quantified with Kratzer bond theory, leads to vibrational levels with errors of only 0,00008 %. For quanta, 0,0011 % errors are smaller than with any ab initio QM method. Chiral behavior of covalent bond Hsub2 implies bonding between left- and right-handed atoms HsubL and HsubR or between hydrogen H and antihydrogen Hbar. This generic Hsub2 asymmetry is given away by a Hund-type Mexican hat curve, invisible in QM.

  1. Chiral symmetry breaking, color superconductivity and quark matter phase diagram: a variational approach 12.38.Gc

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    Mishra, H

    2001-01-01

    We discuss in this note simultaneous existence of chiral symmetry breaking and color superconductivity at finite temperature and density in a Nambu-Jona-Lasinio type model. The methodology involves an explicit construction of a variational ground state and minimisation of the thermodynamic potential. There exist nontrivial solutions to the gap equations at finite densities with both quark-antiquark as well as diquark condensates for the 'ground' state. However, such a phase is thermodynamically unstable with the pressure being negative in this region. We also compute the equation of state, and obtain the structure of the phase diagram in the model.

  2. Spontaneous chiral resolution directed by symmetry restriction and π-π interaction

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    Yu, Jin-Tao; Shi, Yan-Yan; Sun, Junliang; Lin, Jianhua; Huang, Zhi-Tang; Zheng, Qi-Yu

    2013-10-01

    In order to understand and rationally construct homochiral self-assembled structures from racemic molecules, two novel crystalline metal-organic frameworks with chiral cavities were developed. The homochirality of the layers in both MOFs was achieved by forming strong coordinate bonds between the C3-symmetric cyclotriveratrylene and Zn4O(CO2)6 cluster. By changing weak π-π interactions between organic building blocks, the achiral assembly of ZnCTV-1 was successfully transformed into a chiral assembly in ZnCTV-2. This study demonstrated a possible route for designing the synthesis of chiral MOF through weak interactions.

  3. Fate of separate chiral transitions at finite $\\mu_I$ under the influence of mismatched vector interactions

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    Zhang, Zhao

    2014-01-01

    The flavor-mixing induced by the mismatched vector-isoscalar and vector-isovector interactions at finite baryon chemical potential $\\mu$ and isospin chemical potential $\\mu_I$ is demonstrated in the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio (NJL) type model of QCD. The influence of this non-anomaly flavor-mixing on the possible separate chiral transitions at nonzero $\\mu_I$ is studied under the assumption of the effective restoration of the $U(1)_A$ symmetry. We find that for the weak isospin asymmetry, the two separate phase boundaries found previously can be converted into one only if the vector-isovector coupling $g_v^v$ is significantly stronger than the vector-isoscalar one $g_v^s$ without the axial anomaly. When the weak Kabayashi-Maskawa-'t Hooft (KMT) interaction is included, we find that the separation of the chiral transition with two critical endpoints for the relatively strong isospin asymmetry can still be removed owning to the vector interactions. In this case, it is not the vector coupling difference but the strength...

  4. On the strength of the $U_A(1)$ anomaly at the chiral phase transition in $N_f=2$ QCD

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    Brandt, Bastian B; Meyer, Harvey B; Philipsen, Owe; Robaina, Daniel; Wittig, Hartmut

    2016-01-01

    We study the thermal transition of QCD with two degenerate light flavours by lattice simulations using $O(a)$-improved Wilson quarks. Temperature scans are performed at a fixed value of $N_t = (aT)^{-1}=16$, where $a$ is the lattice spacing and $T$ the temperature, at three fixed zero-temperature pion masses between 200 MeV and 540 MeV. In this range we find that the transition is consistent with a broad crossover. As a probe of the restoration of chiral symmetry, we study the static screening spectrum. We observe a degeneracy between the transverse isovector vector and axial-vector channels starting from the transition temperature. Particularly striking is the strong reduction of the splitting between isovector scalar and pseudoscalar screening masses around the chiral phase transition by at least a factor of three compared to its value at zero temperature. In fact, the splitting is consistent with zero within our uncertainties. This disfavours a chiral phase transition in the $O(4)$ universality class.

  5. Multi critical point structure for chiral phase transition induce by charge neutrality and vector interaction

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    Zhang, Zhao

    2010-01-01

    The combined effect of the repulsive vector interaction and the positive electric chemical potential on the chiral phase transition is investigated by considering neutral color superconductivity. Under the charge-neutrality constraint, the chiral condensate, diquark condensate and quark number densities are obtained in two-plus-one-flavor Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model with the so called Kobayashi-Maskawa-'t Hooft term. We demonstrate that multiple chiral critical-point structures always exist in the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model within the self-consistent mean-field approximation, and that the number of chiral critical points can vary from zero to four, which is dependent on the magnitudes of vector interaction and the diquark coupling.

  6. QCD chiral symmetry restoration with a large number of quarks in a model with a confining propagator and dynamically massive gluons

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    Capdevilla, R. M.; Doff, A.(Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná – UTFPR – DAFIS, Av. Monteiro Lobato Km 04, 84016-210 Ponta Grossa, PR, Brazil); Natale, A. A.

    2015-01-01

    Considering a QCD chiral symmetry breaking model where the gap equation contains an effective confining propagator and a dressed gluon propagator with a dynamically generated mass, we verify that the chiral symmetry is restored for a large number of quarks $n_{f}\\approx 7-13$. We discuss the uncertainty in the results, that is related to the determination of the string tension ($K_{F}$), appearing in the confining propagator, and the effective gluon mass ($m_{g}$) at large $n_{f}$.

  7. UA(1) breaking and phase transition in chiral random matrix model

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    Sano, T; Ohtani, M

    2009-01-01

    We propose a chiral random matrix model which properly incorporates the flavor-number dependence of the phase transition owing to the \\UA(1) anomaly term. At finite temperature, the model shows the second-order phase transition with mean-field critical exponents for two massless flavors, while in the case of three massless flavors the transition turns out to be of the first order. The topological susceptibility satisfies the anomalous \\UA(1) Ward identity and decreases gradually with the temperature increased.

  8. Chiral and deconfinement phase transitions in N{sub f}=2 and N{sub f}=2+1 quantum chromodynamics

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    Luecker, Jan

    2013-07-15

    In this thesis, we investigate the phase structure of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) in the framework of Dyson-Schwinger equations (DSEs). The aim is to study the chiral and deconfinement phase transitions at finite chemical potential. To this end, we employ and test a novel truncation scheme for the quark and gluon Dyson-Schwinger equations. We develop our truncation in three steps. To begin with, we use a quenched gluon propagator from lattice Yang-Mills theory. To account for unquenching, we then add the quark loop in the gluon DSE, firstly with bare quarks and in the final version of our truncation with fully dressed quarks. In the last step it is also possible to take into account the coupling of light and strange quarks. In effective models, fermionic fluctuations have been shown to move the critical end-point to large densities. We confirm this finding within our truncation for the unquenched gluon. However, this effect is suppressed once the full non-perturbative quark in the quark loop is taken into account. For the confinement/deconfinement transition we investigate three order parameters that are accessible from the quark and gluon propagators. These are the dressed Polyakov loop, the Polyakov-loop potential and positivity violations in the quark propagator. From both Polyakov-loop related order parameters, we find that the deconfinement transition can always be found in vicinity of the chiral transition. Especially at the critical end-point the phase transitions coincide. We also find that signals of positivity violations in the quark propagator vanish at the chiral transition for the two-flavour case. However, with 2+1 flavours, we find a region at large density where chiral symmetry is restored but positivity is violated. This requires further investigations. Finally, we improve our truncation by considering the back-reaction of pions in a model that has been developed in previous work. Within this model we find only a small impact on the phase

  9. The topological structures in strongly coupled QGP with chiral fermions on the lattice

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    Sharma, Sayantan; Karsch, Frithjof; Laermann, Edwin; Mukherjee, Swagato

    2016-01-01

    The nature of chiral phase transition for two flavor QCD is an interesting but unresolved problem. One of the most intriguing issues is whether or not the anomalous U(1) symmetry in the flavor sector is effectively restored along with the chiral symmetry. This may determine the universality class of the chiral phase transition. Since the physics near the chiral phase transition is essentially non-perturbative, we employ first principles lattice techniques to address this issue. We use overlap fermions, which have exact chiral symmetry on the lattice, to probe the anomalous U(1) symmetry violation of 2+1 flavor dynamical QCD configurations with domain wall fermions. The latter also optimally preserves chiral and flavor symmetries on the lattice, since it is known that the remnant chiral symmetry of the light quarks influences the scaling of the chiral condensate in the crossover transition region. We observe that the anomalous U(1) is not effectively restored in the chiral crossover region. We perform a system...

  10. Medium modifications of mesons. Chiral symmetry restoration, in-medium QCD sum rules for D and ρ mesons, and Bethe-Salpeter equations

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    The interplay of hadron properties and their modification in an ambient nuclear medium on the one hand and spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking and its restoration on the other hand is investigated. QCD sum rules for D and B mesons embedded in cold nuclear matter are evaluated. We quantify the mass splitting of D- anti D and B- anti B mesons as a function of the nuclear matter density and investigate the impact of various condensates in linear density approximation. The analysis also includes Ds and D*0 mesons. QCD sum rules for chiral partners in the open-charm meson sector are presented at nonzero baryon net density or temperature. We focus on the differences between pseudo-scalar and scalar as well as vector and axial-vector D mesons and derive the corresponding Weinberg type sum rules. Based on QCD sum rules we explore the consequences of a scenario for the ρ meson, where the chiral symmetry breaking condensates are set to zero whereas the chirally symmetric condensates remain at their vacuum values. The complementarity of mass shift and broadening is discussed. An alternative approach which utilizes coupled Dyson-Schwinger and Bethe-Salpeter equations for quark-antiquark bound states is investigated. For this purpose we analyze the analytic structure of the quark propagators in the complex plane numerically and test the possibility to widen the applicability of the method to the sector of heavy-light mesons in the scalar and pseudo-scalar channels, such as the D mesons, by varying the momentum partitioning parameter. The solutions of the Dyson-Schwinger equation in the Wigner-Weyl phase of chiral symmetry at nonzero bare quark masses are used to investigate a scenario with explicit but without dynamical chiral symmetry breaking.

  11. Medium modifications of mesons. Chiral symmetry restoration, in-medium QCD sum rules for D and ρ mesons, and Bethe-Salpeter equations

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    Hilger, Thomas Uwe

    2012-04-11

    The interplay of hadron properties and their modification in an ambient nuclear medium on the one hand and spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking and its restoration on the other hand is investigated. QCD sum rules for D and B mesons embedded in cold nuclear matter are evaluated. We quantify the mass splitting of D- anti D and B- anti B mesons as a function of the nuclear matter density and investigate the impact of various condensates in linear density approximation. The analysis also includes D{sub s} and D{sup *}{sub 0} mesons. QCD sum rules for chiral partners in the open-charm meson sector are presented at nonzero baryon net density or temperature. We focus on the differences between pseudo-scalar and scalar as well as vector and axial-vector D mesons and derive the corresponding Weinberg type sum rules. Based on QCD sum rules we explore the consequences of a scenario for the ρ meson, where the chiral symmetry breaking condensates are set to zero whereas the chirally symmetric condensates remain at their vacuum values. The complementarity of mass shift and broadening is discussed. An alternative approach which utilizes coupled Dyson-Schwinger and Bethe-Salpeter equations for quark-antiquark bound states is investigated. For this purpose we analyze the analytic structure of the quark propagators in the complex plane numerically and test the possibility to widen the applicability of the method to the sector of heavy-light mesons in the scalar and pseudo-scalar channels, such as the D mesons, by varying the momentum partitioning parameter. The solutions of the Dyson-Schwinger equation in the Wigner-Weyl phase of chiral symmetry at nonzero bare quark masses are used to investigate a scenario with explicit but without dynamical chiral symmetry breaking.

  12. Transition State Models for Understanding the Origin of Chiral Induction in Asymmetric Catalysis.

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    Sunoj, Raghavan B

    2016-05-17

    In asymmetric catalysis, a chiral catalyst bearing chiral center(s) is employed to impart chirality to developing stereogenic center(s). A rich and diverse set of chiral catalysts is now available in the repertoire of synthetic organic chemistry. The most recent trends point to the emergence of axially chiral catalysts based on binaphthyl motifs, in particular, BINOL-derived phosphoric acids and phosphoramidites. More fascinating ideas took shape in the form of cooperative multicatalysis wherein organo- and transition-metal catalysts are made to work in concert. At the heart of all such manifestations of asymmetric catalysis, classical or contemporary, is the stereodetermining transition state, which holds a perennial control over the stereochemical outcome of the catalytic process. Delving one step deeper, one would find that the origin of the stereoselectivity is delicately dependent on the relative stabilization of one transition state, responsible for the formation of the predominant stereoisomer, over the other transition state for the minor stereoisomer. The most frequently used working hypothesis to rationalize the experimentally observed stereoselectivity places an undue emphasis on steric factors and tends to regard the same as the origin of facial discrimination between the prochiral faces of the reacting partners. In light of the increasing number of asymmetric catalysts that rely on hydrogen bonding as well as other weak non-covalent interactions, it is important to take cognizance of the involvement of such interactions in the sterocontrolling transition states. Modern density functional theories offer a pragmatic and effective way to capture non-covalent interactions in transition states. Aided by the availability of such improved computational tools, it is quite timely that the molecular origin of stereoselectivity is subjected to more intelligible analysis. In this Account, we describe interesting molecular insights into the stereocontrolling

  13. Inequality of Chances as a Symmetry Phase Transition

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    Jorge Rosenblatt

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available We propose a model for Lorenz curves. It provides two-parameter fits to data on incomes, electric consumption, life expectation and rate of survival after cancer. Graphs result from the condition of maximum entropy and from the symmetry of statistical distributions. Differences in populations composing a binary system (poor and rich, young and old, etc. bring about chance inequality. Symmetrical distributions insure equality of chances, generate Gini coefficients Gi £ ⅓, and imply that nobody gets more than twice the per capita benefit. Graphs generated by different symmetric distributions, but having the same Gini coefficient, intersect an even number of times. The change toward asymmetric distributions follows the pattern set by second-order phase transitions in physics, in particular universality: Lorenz plots reduce to a single universal curve after normalisation and scaling. The order parameter is the difference between cumulated benefit fractions for equal and unequal chances. The model also introduces new parameters: a cohesion range describing the extent of apparent equality in an unequal society, a poor-rich asymmetry parameter, and a new Gini-like indicator that measures unequal-chance inequality and admits a theoretical expression in closed form.

  14. Chiral and deconfinement transitions in a magnetic background using the functional renormalization group with the Polyakov loop

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    Jens O. Andersen; William R. Naylor(Department of Physics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Høgskoleringen 5, N-7491 Trondheim, Norway); Anders Tranberg(Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Stavanger, 4036 Stavanger, Norway)

    2014-01-01

    We use the Polyakov loop coupled quark-meson model to approximate low energy QCD and present results for the chiral and deconfinement transitions in the presence of a constant magnetic background $B$ at finite temperature $T$ and baryon chemical potential $\\mu_B$. We investigate effects of various gluoni potentials on the deconfinement transition with and without a fermionic backreaction at finite $B$. Additionally we investigate the effect of the Polyakov loop on the chiral phase transition,...

  15. DSAM lifetime measurements for the chiral pair in {sup 194}Tl

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    Masiteng, P.L.; Bvumbi, S.P. [National Research Foundation, iThemba LABS, PO Box 722, Somerset West (South Africa); University of the Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Bellville (South Africa); University of Johannesburg, PO Box 524, Auckland Park (South Africa); Pasternak, A.A. [A.F. Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, St.-Petersburg (Russian Federation); Lawrie, E.A.; Shirinda, O.; Lawrie, J.J.; Bark, R.A.; Kheswa, N.Y.; Lieder, E.O.; Lieder, R.M.; Mullins, S.M.; Murray, S.H.T. [National Research Foundation, iThemba LABS, PO Box 722, Somerset West (South Africa); Lindsay, R. [University of the Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Bellville (South Africa); Madiba, T.E.; Sharpey-Schafer, J.F. [National Research Foundation, iThemba LABS, PO Box 722, Somerset West (South Africa); University of the Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Bellville (South Africa); Ndayishimye, J.; Papka, P. [National Research Foundation, iThemba LABS, PO Box 722, Somerset West (South Africa); University of Stellenbosch, Department of Physics, Private Bag X1, Matieland (South Africa); Ntshangase, S.S. [National Research Foundation, iThemba LABS, PO Box 722, Somerset West (South Africa); University of Cape Town, Department of Physics, Private Bag, Rondebosch (South Africa)

    2016-02-15

    Most important for the identification of chiral symmetry in atomic nuclei is to establish a pair of bands that are near-degenerate in energy, but also in B(M1) and B(E2) transition probabilities. Dedicated lifetime measurements were performed for four bands of {sup 194}Tl, including the pair of four-quasiparticle chiral bands with close near-degeneracy, considered as a prime candidate for best chiral symmetry pair. The lifetime measurements confirm the excellent near-degeneracy in this pair and indicate that a third band may be involved in the chiral symmetry scenario. (orig.)

  16. Combined heavy-quark symmetry and large-Nc operator analysis for 2-body counterterms in the chiral Lagrangian with D mesons and charmed baryons

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    Samart, Daris; Nualchimplee, Chakrit; Yan, Yupeng

    2016-06-01

    In this work we construct a chiral SU(3) Lagrangian with D mesons of spin JP=0- and JP=1- and charmed baryons of spin JP=1 /2+ and JP=3 /2+. There are 42 leading two-body counterterms involving two charmed baryon fields and two D meson fields in the constructed Lagrangian. The heavy-quark spin symmetry leads to 35 sum rules, while the large-Nc operator analysis predicts 29 at the next-to leading order of the 1 /Nc expansion. The combination of the sum rules from both the heavy-quark symmetry and the large-Nc analysis results in 38 independent sum rules, which reduces the number of free parameters in the chiral Lagrangian to only four. This is a remarkable result demonstrating the consistency of the heavy-quark symmetry and large-Nc operator analysis.

  17. Combined heavy-quark symmetry and large-$N_c$ operator analysis for 2-body counterterms in the chiral Lagrangian with $D$ mesons and charmed baryons

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    Samart, Daris; Yan, Yupeng

    2016-01-01

    We construct, in the work, chiral $SU(3)$ Lagrangian with $D$ mesons of spin $J^P=0^-$ and $J^P=1^-$ and charmed baryons of spin $J^P=1/2^+$ and $J^P=3/2^+$. There are 42 leading two-body counter-terms involving two charmed baryon fields and two $D$ meson fields in the constructed Lagrangian. The heavy-quark spin symmetry leads to 35 sum rules while the large-$N_c$ operator analysis predicts 29 ones at the next-to leading order of $1/N_c$ expansion. The combination of the sum rules from both the heavy-quark symmetry and the large-$N_c$ analysis results in 38 independent sum rules which reduces the number of free parameters in the chiral Lagrangian down to 4 only. This is a remarkable result demonstrating the consistency of the heavy-quark symmetry and large-$N_c$ operator analysis.

  18. Influence of the Polyakov loop on the chiral phase transition in the two flavor chiral quark model

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    Markó, G.; Szép, Zs.

    2010-09-01

    The SU(2)L×SU(2)R chiral quark model consisting of the (σ,π→) meson multiplet and the constituent quarks propagating on the homogeneous background of a temporal gauge field is solved at finite temperature and quark baryon chemical potential μq using an expansion in the number of flavors Nf, both in the chiral limit and for the physical value of the pion mass. Keeping the fermion propagator at its tree level, several approximations to the pion propagator are investigated. These approximations correspond to different partial resummations of the perturbative series. Comparing their solution with a diagrammatically formulated resummation relying on a strict large-Nf expansion of the perturbative series, one concludes that only when the local part of the approximated pion propagator resums infinitely many orders in 1/Nf of fermionic contributions a sufficiently rapid crossover transition at μq=0 is achieved allowing for the existence of a tricritical point or a critical end point in the μq-T phase diagram. The renormalization and the possibility of determining the counterterms in the resummation provided by a strict large-Nf expansion are investigated.

  19. Symmetry origin of the phase transitions and phase separation in manganites at low doping

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    Wang, ZD; Zhong, F

    1999-01-01

    We analyze the symmetry changes of paramagnetic to A-type antiferromagnetic and to ferromagnetic phase transitions in undoped and moderately doped LaMnO 3, respectively. We show that in orthorhombic-distorted perovskite manganites the phase separation at low doping is associated with the noncollinear nature of the magnetic orders permitted by symmetry. A simple model for the competition between the two phase transitions is put forward within the framework of the Landau theory of phase transit...

  20. Relating pseudospin and spin symmetries through charge conjugation and chiral transformations: The case of the relativistic harmonic oscillator

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    We solve the generalized relativistic harmonic oscillator in 1+1 dimensions, i.e., including a linear pseudoscalar potential and quadratic scalar and vector potentials which have equal or opposite signs. We consider positive and negative quadratic potentials and discuss in detail their bound-state solutions for fermions and antifermions. The main features of these bound states are the same as the ones of the generalized three-dimensional relativistic harmonic oscillator bound states. The solutions found for zero pseudoscalar potential are related to the spin and pseudospin symmetry of the Dirac equation in 3+1 dimensions. We show how the charge conjugation and γ5 chiral transformations relate the several spectra obtained and find that for massless particles the spin and pseudospin symmetry-related problems have the same spectrum but different spinor solutions. Finally, we establish a relation of the solutions found with single-particle states of nuclei described by relativistic mean-field theories with scalar, vector, and isoscalar tensor interactions and discuss the conditions in which one may have both nucleon and antinucleon bound states

  1. D meson mass increase by restoration of chiral symmetry in nuclear matter

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    Suzuki, Kei; Gubler, Philipp; Oka, Makoto

    2016-04-01

    Spectral functions of the pseudoscalar D meson in the nuclear medium are analyzed using QCD sum rules and the maximum entropy method. This approach enables us to extract the spectral functions without any phenomenological assumption, and thus to visualize in-medium modification of the spectral functions directly. It is found that the reduction of the chiral condensates of dimension 3 and 5 causes the masses of both D+ and D- mesons to grow gradually at finite density. Additionally, we construct charge-conjugate-projected sum rules and find a D+-D- mass splitting of about -15 MeV at nuclear saturation density.

  2. First-order chiral to non-chiral transition in the angular dependence of the upper critical induction of the Scharnberg–Klemm p-wave pair state

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    We calculate the temperature T and angular (θ, ϕ) dependencies of the upper critical induction Bc2(θ, ϕ, T) for parallel-spin superconductors with an axially symmetric p-wave pairing interaction pinned to the lattice and a dominant ellipsoidal Fermi surface (FS). For all FS anisotropies, the chiral Scharnberg–Klemm (SK) state Bc2(θ, ϕ, T) exceeds that of the chiral Anderson–Brinkman–Morel (ABM) state and exhibits a kink at θ = θ*(T, ϕ), indicative of a first-order transition from its chiral, nodal-direction behavior to its non-chiral, antinodal-direction behavior. Applicabilities to Sr2RuO4, UCoGe and the candidate topological superconductor CuxBi2Se3 are discussed. (fast track communication)

  3. Nf=2 QCD chiral phase transition with Wilson fermions at zero and imaginary chemical potential

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    Philipsen, Owe; Pinke, Christopher

    2016-06-01

    The order of the thermal phase transition in the chiral limit of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) with two dynamical flavors of quarks is a long-standing issue and still not known in the continuum limit. Whether the transition is first or second order has important implications for the QCD phase diagram and the existence of a critical end point at finite densities. We follow a recently proposed approach to explicitly determine the region of first order chiral transitions at imaginary chemical potential, where it is large enough to be simulated, and extrapolate it to zero chemical potential with known critical exponents. Using unimproved Wilson fermions on coarse Nt=4 lattices, the first order region turns out to be so large that no extrapolation is necessary. The critical pion mass mπc≈560 MeV is by nearly a factor 10 larger than the corresponding one using staggered fermions. Our results are in line with investigations of three-flavor QCD using improved Wilson fermions and indicate that the systematic error on the two-flavor chiral transition is still of order 100%.

  4. Two-Color QCD with Non-zero Chiral Chemical Potential

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    Braguta, V V; Ilgenfritz, E -M; Kotov, A Yu; Molochkov, A V; Muller-Preussker, M; Petersson, B

    2015-01-01

    The phase diagram of two-color QCD with non-zero chiral chemical potential is studied by means of lattice simulation. We focus on the influence of a chiral chemical potential on the confinement/deconfinement phase transition and the breaking/restoration of chiral symmetry. The simulation is carried out with dynamical staggered fermions without rooting. The dependences of the Polyakov loop, the chiral condensate and the corresponding susceptibilities on the chiral chemical potential and the temperature are presented. The critical temperature is observed to increase with increasing chiral chemical potential.

  5. Two-color QCD with non-zero chiral chemical potential

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    Braguta, V. V.; Goy, V. A.; Ilgenfritz, E. M.; Kotov, A. Yu.; Molochkov, A. V.; Müller-Preussker, M.; Petersson, B.

    2015-06-01

    The phase diagram of two-color QCD with non-zero chiral chemical potential is studied by means of lattice simulation. We focus on the influence of a chiral chemical potential on the confinement/deconfinement phase transition and the breaking/restoration of chiral symmetry. The simulation is carried out with dynamical staggered fermions without rooting. The dependences of the Polyakov loop, the chiral condensate and the corresponding susceptibilities on the chiral chemical potential and the temperature are presented. The critical temperature is observed to increase with increasing chiral chemical potential.

  6. A large N phase transition in the continuum two dimensional SU(N) X SU(N) principal chiral model

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    R. Narayanan; Neuberger, H.; Vicari, E.

    2008-01-01

    It is established by numerical means that the continuum large N principal chiral model in two dimensions has a phase transition in a smoothed two point function at a critical distance of the order of the correlation length.

  7. Quantum Monte Carlo calculations of electromagnetic transitions in $^8$Be with meson-exchange currents derived from chiral effective field theory

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    Pastore, S. [University of South Carolina; Wiringa, Robert B. [ANL; Pieper, Steven C. [ANL; Schiavilla, Rocco [Old Dominion U., JLAB

    2014-08-01

    We report quantum Monte Carlo calculations of electromagnetic transitions in $^8$Be. The realistic Argonne $v_{18}$ two-nucleon and Illinois-7 three-nucleon potentials are used to generate the ground state and nine excited states, with energies that are in excellent agreement with experiment. A dozen $M1$ and eight $E2$ transition matrix elements between these states are then evaluated. The $E2$ matrix elements are computed only in impulse approximation, with those transitions from broad resonant states requiring special treatment. The $M1$ matrix elements include two-body meson-exchange currents derived from chiral effective field theory, which typically contribute 20--30\\% of the total expectation value. Many of the transitions are between isospin-mixed states; the calculations are performed for isospin-pure states and then combined with the empirical mixing coefficients to compare to experiment. In general, we find that transitions between states that have the same dominant spatial symmetry are in decent agreement with experiment, but those transitions between different spatial symmetries are often significantly underpredicted.

  8. Triplets, Static SU(6), and Spontaneously Broken Chiral SU(3) Symmetry

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    Nambu, Y.

    1966-01-01

    I would like to present here my view of the current problems of elementary particle theory. It is largely inspired by the recent successes of SU(3) and SU(6) symmetries, and more or less summarizes what I have been pursuing lately. For the details of individual problems I must refer to the original papers. However, what is emphasized here is not the details, but a coherent overall picture plus some speculations which cannot yet be formulated precisely.

  9. Dark chiral symmetry breaking and the origin of the electroweak scale

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    Carone, Christopher D., E-mail: cdcaro@wm.edu; Ramos, Raymundo, E-mail: raramos@email.wm.edu

    2015-06-30

    We study a classically scale-invariant model in which strong dynamics in a dark sector sets the scale of electroweak symmetry breaking. Our model is distinct from others of this type that have appeared in the recent literature. We show that the Higgs sector of the model is phenomenologically viable and that the spectrum of dark sector states includes a partially composite dark matter candidate.

  10. Dark chiral symmetry breaking and the origin of the electroweak scale

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    We study a classically scale-invariant model in which strong dynamics in a dark sector sets the scale of electroweak symmetry breaking. Our model is distinct from others of this type that have appeared in the recent literature. We show that the Higgs sector of the model is phenomenologically viable and that the spectrum of dark sector states includes a partially composite dark matter candidate

  11. Spectral Properties and Chiral Symmetry Violations of (staggered) Domain Wall Fermions in the Schwinger Model

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    Hoelbling, Christian

    2016-01-01

    We follow up on a suggestion by Adams and construct explicit domain wall fermion operators with staggered kernels. We compare different domain wall formulations, namely the standard construction as well as Bori\\c{c}i's modified and Chiu's optimal construction, utilizing both Wilson and staggered kernels. In the process we generalize the staggered kernels to arbitrary even dimensions and introduce both truncated and optimal staggered domain wall fermions. Some numerical investigations are carried out in the (1+1)-dimensional setting of the Schwinger model, where we explore spectral properties of the bulk, effective and overlap Dirac operators in the free field case and on individual gauge configurations. We compare different formulations using the effective mass, deviations from normality and violations of the Ginsparg-Wilson relation as measures of chirality.

  12. Chiral symmetry and eta, eta' → 3π decays. Grand unified theories

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    Two different topics related to symmetry breaking are discussed. First the eta, eta' → 3π decays are presented. The amplitudes eta, eta' → 3π are calculated with the square root threshold singularity induced by the strong pion-pion final state interaction properly taken into account. It is shown that the eta' → 3π decay rate depends sensitively upon an improved treatment of the pseudoscalar nonet mass matrix. Then symmetry-breaking effects in grand unified theories are discussed. The threshold effects in a spontaneously broken gauge theory are studied. In particular a computation of the symmetry-breaking effects in the SU(5) grand unified theory including those of the breaking of SU(2)xU(1) is presented. As an application a precise value of the superheavy gauge boson mass Mx is given. It is possible in SU(5) to define a natural effective weak angle theta w(μ) for any scale μ, below as well as above Mw, and the predicted curve for sin2 theta w(μ) is given

  13. Observation of a transition from a topologically ordered to a spontaneously broken symmetry phase

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    Samkharadze, N.; Schreiber, K. A.; Gardner, G. C.; Manfra, M.J.; Fradkin, E.; Csáthy, G. A.

    2015-01-01

    Until the late 1980s, phases of matter were understood in terms of Landau's symmetry breaking theory. Following the discovery of the quantum Hall effect the introduction of a second class of phases, those with topological order, was necessary. Phase transitions within the first class of phases involve a change in symmetry, whereas those between topological phases require a change in topological order. However, in rare cases transitions may occur between the two classes in which the vanishing ...

  14. The influence of chiral chemical potential, parallel electric and magnetic fields on the critical temperature of QCD

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    Ruggieri, M; Peng, G X

    2016-01-01

    We study the influence of external electric, $E$, and magnetic, $B$, fields parallel to each other, and of a chiral chemical potential, $\\mu_5$, on the chiral phase transition of Quantum Chromodynamics. Our theoretical framework is a Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model with a contact interaction. Within this model we compute the critical temperature of chiral symmetry restoration, $T_c$, as a function of the chiral chemical potential and field strengths. We find that the fields inhibit and $\\mu_5$ enhances chiral symmetry breaking, in agreement with previous studies.

  15. From Quarks and Gluons to Hadrons: Chiral Symmetry Breaking in Dynamical QCD

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    Braun, Jens; Fister, Leonard; Pawlowski, Jan M; Rennecke, Fabian

    2016-01-01

    We present an analysis of the dynamics of two-flavour QCD in the vacuum. Special attention is payed to the transition from the high energy quark-gluon regime to the low energy regime governed by hadron dynamics. This is done within a functional renormalisation group approach to QCD amended by dynamical hadronisation techniques. The latter allow us to describe conveniently the transition from the perturbative high-energy regime to the nonperturbative low-energy limit without suffering from a f...

  16. Microscopic nuclear structure models and methods : Chiral symmetry, Wobbling motion and $\\gamma-$bands

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    Sheikh, J A; Dar, W A; Jehangir, S; Ganai, P A

    2015-01-01

    A systematic investigation of the nuclear observables related to the triaxial degree of freedom is presented using the multi-quasiparticle triaxial projected shell model (TPSM) approach. These properties correspond to the observation of $\\gamma$-bands, chiral doublet bands and the wobbling mode. In the TPSM approach, $\\gamma$-bands are built on each quasiparticle configuration and it is demonstrated that some observations in high-spin spectroscopy that have remained unresolved for quite some time could be explained by considering $\\gamma$-bands based on two-quasiparticle configurations. It is shown in some Ce-, Nd- and Ge-isotopes that the two observed aligned or s-bands originate from the same intrinsic configuration with one of them as the $\\gamma$-band based on a two-quasiparticle configuration. In the present work, we have also performed a detailed study of $\\gamma$-bands observed up to the highest spin in Dysposium, Hafnium, Mercury and Uranium isotopes. Furthermore, several measurements related to chira...

  17. Symmetry Supporting a Transition to Zero Cosmological Constant State

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    Guendelman, E I

    2007-01-01

    In a number of previous publications we demonstrated that the Two Measures Field Theory (TMT) enables to resolve the old cosmological constant (CC) problem avoiding the Weinberg's no-go CC theorem and together with this TMT agrees with all tests of the Einstein's general relativity and allows inflationary scenarios. Analysis performed in the present paper shows that there exists an intrinsic symmetry of TMT which emerges in the $\\Lambda =0$ ground state. This symmetry contains a subgroup of reflections of the metric $g_{\\mu\

  18. Softening of the equation of state of matter at large densities and temperatures: chiral symmetry restoration vs. quark deconfinement

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    Bonanno, Luca; Lavagno, Andrea

    2007-01-01

    We discuss two models for describing the behavior of matter at large densities and intermediate temperatures. In both models a softening of the equation of state takes place due to the appearance of new degrees of freedom. The first is an hadronic model in which the softening is due to chiral symmetry restoration. In the second model the softening is associated with the formation of clusters of quarks in the mixed phase. We show that both models allow a significant softening but, in the first case the bulk modulus is mainly dependent on the density, while in the mixed phase model it also strongly depends on the temperature. We also show that the bulk modulus is not vanishing in the mixed phase due to the presence of two conserved charges, the baryon and the isospin one. Only in a small region of densities and temperatures the incompressibility becomes extremely small. Finally we compare our results with recent analysis of heavy ion collisions at intermediate energies.

  19. From Quarks and Gluons to Hadrons: Chiral Symmetry Breaking in Dynamical QCD

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    Braun, Jens; Pawlowski, Jan M; Rennecke, Fabian

    2014-01-01

    We present an analysis of the dynamics of two-flavour QCD in the vacuum. Special attention is payed to the transition from the high energy quark-gluon regime to the low energy regime governed by hadron dynamics. This is done within a functional renormalisation group approach to QCD amended by dynamical hadronisation techniques. The latter allow us to describe conveniently the transition from the perturbative high-energy regime to the nonperturbative low-energy limit without suffering from a fine-tuning of model parameters. In the present work, we apply these techniques to two-flavour QCD with physical quark masses and show how the dynamics of the dominant low-energy degrees of freedom emerge from the underlying quark-gluon dynamics.

  20. From quarks and gluons to hadrons: Chiral symmetry breaking in dynamical QCD

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    Braun, Jens; Fister, Leonard; Pawlowski, Jan M.; Rennecke, Fabian

    2016-08-01

    We present an analysis of the dynamics of two-flavor QCD in the vacuum. Special attention is paid to the transition from the high-energy quark-gluon regime to the low-energy regime governed by hadron dynamics. This is done within a functional renormalization group approach to QCD amended by dynamical hadronization techniques. These techniques allow us to describe conveniently the transition from the perturbative high-energy regime to the nonperturbative low-energy limit without suffering from a fine-tuning of model parameters. In the present work, we apply these techniques to two-flavor QCD with physical quark masses and show how the dynamics of the dominant low-energy degrees of freedom emerge from the underlying quark-gluon dynamics.

  1. Orbital angular momentum in electron diffraction and its use to determine chiral crystal symmetries

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    Juchtmans, Roeland

    2015-01-01

    In this work we present an alternative way to look at electron diffraction in a transmission electron microscope. In stead of writing the scattering amplitude in Fourier space as a set of plane waves, we use the cylindrical Fourier transform to describe the scattering amplitude in a basis of orbital angular momentum (OAM) eigenstates. We show how working in this framework can be very convenient when investigating e.g. rotation and screw axis symmetries. For the latter we find selection rules on the OAM-coefficients that unambiguously reveal the handedness of the screw axis. Detecting the OAM-coefficients of the scattering amplitude thus offers the possibility to detect the handedness of crystals without the need for dynamical simulations, the thickness of the sample nor the exact crystal structure. We propose an experimental setup to measure the OAM-components where an image of the crystal is taken after inserting a spiral phase plate in the diffraction plane and perform mulsti-slice simulations on $\\alpha$-q...

  2. What the Gribov copy tells on the confinment and the theory of dynamical chiral symmetry breaking

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    Furui, S; Furui, Sadataka; Nakajima, Hideo

    2004-01-01

    We performed lattice Landau gauge QCD simulation on $\\beta=6.0, 16^4, 24^4, 32^4$ and $\\beta=6.4, 32^4, 48^4$ and $56^4$ by adopting the gauge fixing that minimizes the norm of the gauge field, and measured the running coupling by using the gluon propagator and the ghost propagator. It has a maximum $\\alpha_s(q)\\simeq 1.1$ at around $q=0.5$ GeV and decreases as $q$ approaches 0. The infrared exponent of the ghost propagator is $\\kappa=0.2$ in the gauge fixing, but there is an exceptional configuration $\\kappa=0.27$, and the running coupling using this configuration is consistent with the Dyson-Schwinger approach with infrared fixed point $\\alpha_0=1.5$. The features of the exceptional configuration are investigated by measuring one-dimensional Fourier transform(1-d FT) of the gluon propagator transverse to 4 lattice axes. We observe that the rotational symmetry of the exceptional configuration is broken and the 1-d FT along a specific axis violates reflection positivity and the average of the Cartan subalgebr...

  3. The Anderson transition: time reversal symmetry and universality

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    Slevin, Keith; Ohtsuki, Tomi

    1997-01-01

    We report a finite size scaling study of the Anderson transition. Different scaling functions and different values for the critical exponent have been found, consistent with the existence of the orthogonal and unitary universality classes which occur in the field theory description of the transition. The critical conductance distribution at the Anderson transition has also been investigated and different distributions for the orthogonal and unitary classes obtained.

  4. Breaking time reversal symmetry, quantum anomalous Hall state and dissipationless chiral conduction in topological insulators

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    Moodera, Jagadeesh

    Breaking time reversal symmetry (TRS) in a topological insulator (TI) with ferromagnetic perturbation can lead to many exotic quantum phenomena exhibited by Dirac surface states including the quantum anomalous Hall (QAH) effect and dissipationless quantized Hall transport. The realization of the QAH effect in realistic materials requires ferromagnetic insulating materials and topologically non-trivial electronic band structures. In a TI, the ferromagnetic order and TRS breaking is achievable by conventional way, through doping with a magnetic element, or by ferromagnetic proximity coupling. Our experimental studies by both approaches will be discussed. In doped TI van Vleck ferromagnetism was observed. The proximity induced magnetism at the interface was stable, beyond the expected temperature range. We shall describe in a hard ferromagnetic TI system a robust QAH state and dissipationless edge current flow is achieved,1,2 a major step towards dissipationless electronic applications with no external fields, making such devices more amenable for metrology and spintronics applications. Our study of the gate and temperature dependences of local and nonlocal magnetoresistance, may elucidate the causes of the dissipative edge channels and the need for very low temperature to observe QAH. In close collaboration with: CuiZu Chang,2,3 Ferhat Katmis, 1 . 2 , 3 Peng Wei. 1 , 2 , 3 ; From Nuclear Eng. Dept. MIT, M. Li, J. Li; From Penn State U, W-W. Zhao, D. Y. Kim, C-x. Liu, J. K. Jain, M. H. W. Chan; From Oakridge National Lab, V. Lauter; From Northeastern U., B. A. Assaf, M. E. Jamer, D. Heiman; From Argonne Lab, J. W. Freeland; From Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum (Germany), F. S. Nogueira, I. Eremin; From Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (India), B. Satpati. Work supported by NSF Grant DMR-1207469, the ONR Grant N00014-13-1-0301, and the STC Center for Integrated Quantum Materials under NSF Grant DMR-1231319.

  5. Chiral phase transition scenarios from the vector meson extended Polyakov quark meson model

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    Kovács, Péter

    2015-01-01

    Chiral phase transition is investigated in an $SU(3)_L \\times SU(3)_R$ symmetric vector meson extended linear sigma model with additional constituent quarks and Polyakov loops (extended Polyakov quark meson model). The parameterization of the Lagrangian is done at zero temperature in a hybrid approach, where the mesons are treated at tree-level, while the constituent quarks at 1-loop level. The temperature and baryochemical potential dependence of the two assumed scalar condensates are calculated from the hybrid 1-loop level equations of states. The order of the phase transition along the $T=0$ and $\\mu_B=0$ axes are determined for various parameterization scenarios. We find that in order to have a first order phase transition at $T=0$ as a function of $\\mu_B$ a light isoscalar particle is needed.

  6. Fractal butterflies of chiral fermions in bilayer graphene: Phase transitions and emergent properties

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    Ghazaryan, Areg; Chakraborty, Tapash

    2015-12-01

    We have studied the influence of electron-electron interaction on the fractal butterfly spectrum of Dirac fermions in biased bilayer graphene in the fractional quantum Hall effect (FQHE) regime. We demonstrate that the butterfly spectrum exhibits remarkable phase transitions between the FQHE gap and the butterfly gap for chiral electrons in bilayer graphene, when the periodic potential strength or the bias voltage is varied. We also find that, in addition to those phase transitions, by varying the bias voltage one can effectively control the periodic potential strength experienced by the electrons. The electron-electron interaction causes the butterfly spectrum to exhibit new gaps inside the Bloch sub-bands not found in the single-particle case. We expect that both the observed phase transition and other new features in the butterfly spectrum of interacting Dirac fermions will be of great interest to researchers from diverse fields.

  7. Phase Transitions in QCD

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    H. Satz(University of Bielefeld)

    2000-01-01

    At high temperatures or densities, hadronic matter shows different forms of critical behaviour: colour deconfinement, chiral symmetry restoration, and diquark condensation. I first discuss the conceptual basis of these phenomena and then consider the description of colour deconfinement in terms of symmetry breaking, through colour screening and as percolation transition.

  8. Gauge symmetry, chirality and parity effects in four-particle systems: Coulomb's law as a universal function for diatomic molecules.

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    Van Hooydonk, G

    2000-11-01

    Following recent work in search for a universal function (Van Hooydonk, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., (1999), 1617), we test four symmetric +/- a(n)Rn potentials for reproducing molecular potential energy curves (PECs). Classical gauge symmetry for 1/R-potentials results in generic left right asymmetric PECs. A pair of symmetric perturbed Coulomb potentials is quantitatively in accordance with observed PECs. For a bond, a four-particle system, charge inversion (a parity effect, atom chirality) is the key to explain this shape generically. A parity adapted Hamiltonian reduces from ten to two terms and to a soluble Bohr-like formula, a Kratzer (1 - Re/R)2 potential. The result is similar to the combined action of spin and wave function symmetry upon the Hamiltonian in Heitler-London theory. Analytical perturbed Coulomb functions varying with (1 - Re/R) scale attractive and repulsive branches of PECs for 13 bonds H2, HF, LiH, KH, AuH, Li2, LiF, KLi, NaCs, Rb2, RbCs, Cs2 and I2 in a single straight line. The 400 turning points for 13 bonds are reproduced with a deviation of 0.007 A at both branches. For 230 points at the repulsive side, the deviation is 0.003 A. The perturbed electrostatic Coulomb law is a universal molecular function. Ab initio zero molecular parameter functions give PECs of acceptable quality, just using atomic ionisation energies. The function can be used as a model potential for inverting levels and gives a first principle's comparison of short- and long-range interactions, important for the study of cold atoms. Wave-packet dynamics, femto-chemistry applied to the crossing of covalent and ionic curves, can provide evidence for this theory. We anticipate this scale/shape invariant scheme applies to smaller scales in nuclear and high-energy particle physics. For larger gravitational scales (Newton 1/R potentials), problems with super-unification are discussed. Reactions between hydrogen and antihydrogen, feasible in the near future, will probably produce

  9. QCD and Symmetries related to nucleon structure and strongly interacting matter

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    We discuss the impact of the symmetries of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) on the observed properties of hadrons and strongly interacting matter. We first introduce the fundamental color gauge symmetry insisting on its non perturbative aspect at low energy. Particular emphasis is put on the spontaneous breaking of chiral symmetry and its numerous consequences. Operational approaches, such as chiral perturbation theory or QCD sum rules, allowing to implement this crucial symmetry at the hadronic level are presented. We then explore the consequences of chiral restoration at finite baryonic density and/or temperature on the properties of in-medium hadrons in connection with experimental programs. Finally we give a short discussion of the phase structure of QCD in connection with chiral symmetry and the center symmetry associated with the confinement/deconfinement transition. This document includes the slides of the presentation. (author)

  10. Progress in vacuum susceptibilities and their applications to the chiral phase transition of QCD

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    The QCD vacuum condensates and various vacuum susceptibilities are all important parameters which characterize the nonperturbative properties of the QCD vacuum. In the QCD sum rules external field formula, various QCD vacuum susceptibilities play important roles in determining the properties of hadrons. In this paper, we review the recent progress in studies of vacuum susceptibilities together with their applications to the chiral phase transition of QCD. The results of the tensor, the vector, the axial–vector, the scalar, and the pseudo-scalar vacuum susceptibilities are shown in detail in the framework of Dyson–Schwinger equations

  11. Effects of (axialvector mesons on the chiral phase transition: initial results

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    Kovács P.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available We investigate the effects of (axialvector mesons on the chiral phase transition in the framework of an SU(3, (axialvector meson extended linear sigma model with additional constituent quarks and Polyakov loops. We determine the parameters of the Lagrangian at zero temperature in a hybrid approach, where we treat the mesons at tree-level, while the constituent quarks at 1-loop level. We assume two nonzero scalar condensates and together with the Polyakov-loop variables we determine their temperature dependence according to the 1-loop level field equations.

  12. Large-$N$ Pion Scattering, Finite-Temperature Effects and the Relationship of the $f_{0}(500)$ with Chiral Symmetry Restoration

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    Cortes, Santiago; Morales, John

    2016-01-01

    In this work, we review how the mass and the width of the $f_{0}(500)$ pole behave in a regime where temperature is below the critical chiral transition value. This is attained by considering a large-$N$ $O(N + 1)/O(N)$ invariant Non-Linear Sigma Model (NLSM) such that we can study the dynamical generation of a $f_{0}(500)$ resonance. Introducing thermal effects via the imaginary time formalism allows us to study the behavior of the pole and relate it to chiral restoration.

  13. Chiral photochemistry

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    Inoue, Yoshihisa

    2004-01-01

    Direct Asymmetric Photochemistry with Circularly Polarized Light, H. RauCoherent Laser Control of the Handedness of Chiral Molecules, P. Brumer and M. ShapiroMagnetochiral Anisotropy in Asymmetric Photochemistry, G.L.J.A.RikkenEnantiodifferentiating Photosensitized Reactions, Y. InoueDiastereodifferentiating Photoreactions, N. Hoffmann and J.-P. PeteChirality in Photochromism, Y. Yokoyama and M. SaitoChiral Photochemistry with Transition Metal Complexes, S. Sakaki and T. HamadaTemplate-Induced Enantioselective Photochemical Reactions in S

  14. Observation of parity-time symmetry breaking transitions in a dissipative Floquet system of ultracold atoms

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    Li, Jiaming; Liu, Ji; de Melo, Leonardo; Joglekar, Yogesh N; Luo, Le

    2016-01-01

    Open physical systems with balanced loss and gain exhibit a transition, absent in their solitary counterparts, which engenders modes that exponentially decay or grow with time and thus spontaneously breaks the parity-time PT symmetry. This PT-symmetry breaking is induced by modulating the strength or the temporal profile of the loss and gain, but also occurs in a pure dissipative system without gain. It has been observed that, in classical systems with mechanical, electrical, and electromagnetic setups with static loss and gain, the PT-symmetry breaking transition leads to extraordinary behavior and functionalities. However, its observation in a quantum system is yet to be realized. Here we report on the first quantum simulation of PT-symmetry breaking transitions using ultracold Li-6 atoms. We simulate static and Floquet dissipative Hamiltonians by generating state-dependent atom loss in a noninteracting Fermi gas, and observe the PT-symmetry breaking transitions by tracking the atom number for each state. W...

  15. Spontaneous Mirror Symmetry Breaking in the Limited Enantioselective Autocatalysis Model: Abyssal Hydrothermal Vents as Scenario for the Emergence of Chirality in Prebiotic Chemistry

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    Ribó, Josep M; El-Hachemi, Zoubir; Moyano, Albert; Blanco, Celia; Hochberg, David; 10.1089/ast.2012.0904

    2013-01-01

    The emergence of chirality in enantioselective autocatalysis for compounds unable to transform according to the Frank-like reaction network is discussed with respect to the controversial limited enantioselectivity (LES) model composed of coupled enantioselective and non-enantioselective autocatalyses. The LES model cannot lead to spontaneous mirror symmetry breaking (SMSB) either in closed systems with a homogeneous temperature distribution nor in closed systems with a stationary non-uniform temperature distribution. However, simulations of chemical kinetics in a two-compartment model demonstrate that SMSB may occur if both autocatalytic reactions are spatially separated at different temperatures in different compartments but coupled under the action of a continous internal flow. In such conditions the system can evolve, for certain reaction and system parameters, towards a chiral stationary state, i.e., the system is able to reach a bifurcation point leading to SMSB. Numerical simulations using reasonable ch...

  16. Brazovskii-Dyugaev effect on the inhomogeneous chiral transition in quark matter

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    Karasawa, Shintaro; Lee, Tong-Gyu; Tatsumi, Toshitaka

    2016-04-01

    We investigate the effects of quantum and thermal fluctuations on the phase boundary between the inhomogeneous chiral phase and the chiral-restored phase in the phase diagram in the plane of temperature and chemical potential. Introducing the composite fields made of quark bilinear fields, we construct an effective action for them in quark matter by way of the correlation function method. Utilizing this effective action, we discuss the effects of the quark-antiquark and particle-hole pair fluctuations to find possible modifications of the vertex functions of the order parameter included in the thermodynamic potential. We find that the most important effect of the pair fluctuations is to change the sign of the fourth-order vertex function to make the phase transition always the first, rather than the second, order (we call it the Brazovskii-Dyugaev effect). Another important effect manifests in the second-order vertex function: it exhibits a singular behavior near the critical point, which prohibits the second-order phase transition. It, together with the fourth-order vertex function, alters the location of the phase boundary.

  17. Chiral phase transition at finite temperature and conformal dynamics in large Nf QCD

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    Miura, Kohtaroh

    2011-01-01

    We investigate the chiral phase transition at finite temperature (T) in colour SU(Nc=3) Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) with six species of fermions (Nf=6) in the fundamental representation by using lattice QCD with improved staggered fermions. By considering lattices with several temporal extensions Nt, we observe asymptotic scaling for Nt > 4. We then extract the dimensionless ratio Tc/Lambda_L (Lambda_L = Lattice Lambda-parameter) for Nf = 6 and Nf = 8, the latter relying on our earlier results. Further, we collect the critical couplings beta^c for the chiral phase transition at Nf = 0 (quenched), and Nf = 4 at a fixed Nt = 6. The results are consistent with enhanced fermionic screening at larger Nf. The Tc/Lambda_L depends very mildly on Nf in the Nf = 0 - 4 region, starts increasing at Nf = 6, and becomes significantly larger at Nf = 8, close to the edge of the conformal window. We discuss interpretations of these results as well as their possible interrelation with preconformal dynamics in the light of a f...

  18. Chiral morphing

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    Chang, N P

    1994-01-01

    Chiral symmetry undergoes a metamorphosis at T.sub(c). For T < T.sub(c), the usual Noether charge, \\Qa, is dynamically broken by the vacuum. Above T.sub(c), chiral symmetry undergoes a subtle change, and the Noether charge \\underline{{\\em morphs}} into \\Qbeta, with the thermal vacuum now becoming invariant under \\Qbeta. This vacuum is however not invariant under the old \\Qa transformations. As a result, the pion remains strictly massless at high T. The pion propagates in the early universe with a halo. New order parameters are proposed to probe the structure of the new thermal vacuum.

  19. Pion-to-photon transition distribution amplitudes in the non-local chiral quark model

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    Kotko, Piotr

    2008-01-01

    We apply the non-local chiral quark model to study vector and axial pion-to-photon transition amplitudes that are needed as a nonperturbative input to estimate the cross section of pion annihilation into the real and virtual photon. We use a simple form of the non-locality that allows to perform all calculations in the Minkowski space and guaranties polynomiality of the TDA's. We note only residual dependence on the precise form of the cut-off function, however vector TDA that is symmetric in skewedness parameter in the local quark model is no longer symmetric in the non-local case. We calculate also the transition form-factors and compare them with existing experimental parametrizations.

  20. Pion-to-Photon Transition Distribution Amplitudes in the Non-Local Chiral Quark Model

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    Kotko, P.; Praszałowicz, M.

    2009-01-01

    We apply the non-local chiral quark model to study vector and axial pion-to-photon transition amplitudes that are needed as a nonperturbative input to estimate the cross-section of pion annihilation into the real and virtual photon. We use a simple form of the non-locality that allows to perform all calculations in the Minkowski space and guaranties polynomiality of the TDAs. We note only residual dependence on the precise form of the cut-off function, however vector TDA that is symmetric in skewedness parameter in the local quark model is no longer symmetric in the non-local case. We calculate also the transition form-factors and compare them with existing experimental parametrizations.

  1. Surface tension in the cold and dense chiral transition and astrophysical applications

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    Palhares, L F

    2011-01-01

    The surface tension of cold and dense QCD phase transitions has appeared recently as a key ingredient in different astrophysical scenarios, ranging from core-colapse supernovae explosions to compact star structure. If the surface tension is low enough, observable consequences are possible. Its value is however not known from first-principle methods in QCD, calling for effective approaches. Working within the framework of homogeneous nucleation by Langer, we discuss the steps that are needed to obtain the nucleation parameters from a given effective potential. As a model for deriving the effective potential for the chiral transition, we adopt the linear sigma model with constituent quarks at very low temperatures, which provides an effective description for the thermodynamics of the strong interaction in cold and dense matter, and predict a surface tension of Sigma ~ 5--15 MeV/fm^2, well below previous estimates. Including temperature effects and vacuum logarithmic corrections, we find a clear competition betw...

  2. OZI violating eight-quark interactions as a thermometer for chiral transitions

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    Osipov, A A; Moreira, J; Blin, A H

    2008-01-01

    This work is a follow-up of our recent observation that in the SU(3) flavor limit with vanishing current quark masses the temperature for the chiral transition is substantially reduced by adding eight-quark interactions to the Nambu - Jona-Lasinio Lagrangian with U_A(1) breaking. Here we generalize the case to realistic light and strange quark masses and confirm our prior result. Additionally, we demonstrate that depending on the strength of OZI violating eight-quark interactions, the system undergoes either a rapid crossover or a first order phase transition. The meson mass spectra of the low lying pseudoscalars and scalars at T=0 are not sensitive to the difference in the parameter settings that correspond to these two alternatives, except for the singlet-octet mixing scalar channels, mainly the sigma meson.

  3. Gamow-Teller Transition Strength - Isospin Symmetry In A = 26 Isobars

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    Under the assumption that isospin is a good quantum number, isospin symmetry is expected for the Tz = ±1 → 0 isobaric analogous transitions in A = 26 isobar triplet, where Tz is the z component of isospin T and is defined by Tz = (N - Z) / 2. The isospin symmetric Tz = -1 → 0 Gamow-Teller (GT) transitions can be determined in the 26Si β decay. Assuming this symmetry it is possible to study the GT transition strengths for high excited states in 26Al induced by the (3He, t) charge-exchange (CE) reaction at intermediate energies (> 100 MeV/nucleon) and at forward scattering angles including 0o, where Tz = +1 → 0 GT transitions from the Jπ = 0+ ground state of 26Mg to the Jπ = 1+ excited states in 26Al were extended to the excitation energy (Ex) of 9 MeV. (author)

  4. Universal space-time scaling symmetry in the dynamics of bosons across a quantum phase transition

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    Clark, Logan W; Chin, Cheng

    2016-01-01

    The dynamics of many-body systems spanning condensed matter, cosmology, and beyond is hypothesized to be universal when the systems cross continuous phase transitions. The universal dynamics is expected to satisfy a scaling symmetry of space and time with the crossing rate, inspired by the Kibble-Zurek mechanism. We test this symmetry based on Bose condensates in a shaken optical lattice. Shaking the lattice drives condensates across an effectively ferromagnetic quantum phase transition. After crossing the critical point, the condensates manifest delayed growth of spin fluctuations and develop anti-ferromagnetic spatial correlations resulting from sub-Poisson generation of topological defects. The characteristic times and lengths scale as power-laws of the crossing rate, yielding the temporal exponent 0.50(2) and the spatial exponent 0.26(2), consistent with theory. Furthermore, the fluctuations and correlations are invariant in scaled space-time coordinates, in support of the scaling symmetry of quantum crit...

  5. Simultaneous Transitions in Cuprate Momentum-Space Topology and Electronic Symmetry Breaking

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    K. Fujita; Kim, Chung Koo; Lee, Inhee; Lee, Jinho; Hamidian, M. H.; Firmo, I. A.; Mukhopadhyay, S.; Eisaki, H.; Uchida, S.; Lawler, M J; Kim, E. -A.; Davis, J C

    2014-01-01

    The existence of electronic symmetry breaking in the underdoped cuprates, and its disappearance with increased hole-density $p$, are now widely reported. However, the relationship between this transition and the momentum space ($\\vec{k}$-space) electronic structure underpinning the superconductivity has not been established. Here we visualize the $\\vec{Q}$=0 (intra-unit-cell) and $\\vec{Q}\

  6. Landau Theory and the Emergence of Chirality in Viral Capsids

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    Dharmavaram, Sanjay; Klug, William; Rudnick, Joseph; Bruinsma, Robijn

    2016-01-01

    We present a generalized Landau-Brazovskii theory for the solidification of chiral molecules on a spherical surface. With increasing sphere radius one encounters first intervals where robust achiral density modulations appear with icosahedral symmetry via first-order transitions. Next, one en- counters intervals where fragile but stable icosahedral structures still can be constructed but only by superposition of multiple irreducible representations. Chiral icoshedral structures appear via continuous or very weakly first-order transitions. Outside these parameter intervals, icosahedral symmetry is broken along a three-fold axis or a five-fold axis. The predictions of the theory are compared with recent numerical simulations.

  7. Symmetry-breaking phase-transitions in highly concentrated semen

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    Plouraboué, Franck; Creppy, Adama; Praud, Olivier; Druart, Xavier; Cazin, Sébastien; Yu, Hui; Degond, Pierre

    2015-11-01

    New experimental evidence of self-motion of a confined active suspension is presented. Depositing fresh semen sample in an annular shaped micro-fluidic chip leads to a spontaneous rotation motion of the fluid at sufficiently large sperm concentration. The rotation occurs unpredictably clockwise or counterclockwise and is robust and stable. Furthermore, for highly active and concentrated semen, richer dynamics can occur such as self-sustained or damped rotation oscillations. Experimental results obtained with systematic dilution provide a clear evidence of a phase transition toward collective motion associated with local alignment of spermatozoa akin to the Vicsek model. A macroscopic theory based on previously derived Self-Organized Hydrodynamics (SOH) models is adapted to this context and provides predictions consistent with the observed stationary motion.

  8. Empirical signatures of quantum phase transitions and universal properties of critical point descriptions and dynamical symmetries

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    Recently, a new signature for quantum phase transitional regions has been discussed. This signature, based on degeneracies of yrast and intrinsic excitations, can distinguish first and second order phase transitions, and is valid not only at or near the analytic critical points described by X(5) and E(5), but along the phase transitional line connecting them as well. In addition, a study of a number of recent analytic solutions to the Bohr Hamiltonian and of the dynamical symmetries of the IBA Hamiltonian has revealed a set of extremely simple and general analytic formulas that describe the energies of 0+ states. For the case of flat-bottomed geometrical potentials, the formula depends solely on the number of relevant dimensions. For the IBA (large boson number limit) a single formula describes all three dynamical symmetries.

  9. Observation of a transition from a topologically ordered to a spontaneously broken symmetry phase

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    Samkharadze, N.; Schreiber, K. A.; Gardner, G. C.; Manfra, M. J.; Fradkin, E.; Csáthy, G. A.

    2016-02-01

    Until the late 1980s, phases of matter were understood in terms of Landau’s symmetry-breaking theory. Following the discovery of the quantum Hall effect, the introduction of a second class of phases, those with topological order, was necessary. Phase transitions within the first class of phases involve a change in symmetry, whereas those between topological phases require a change in topological order. However, in rare cases, transitions may occur between the two classes, in which the vanishing of the topological order is accompanied by the emergence of a broken symmetry. Here, we report the existence of such a transition in a two-dimensional electron gas hosted by a GaAs/AlGaAs crystal. When tuned by hydrostatic pressure, the ν = 5/2 fractional quantum Hall state, believed to be a prototypical non-Abelian topological phase, gives way to a quantum Hall nematic phase. Remarkably, this nematic phase develops spontaneously, in the absence of any externally applied symmetry-breaking fields.

  10. Shards of Broken Symmetry: Topological Defects as Traces of the Phase Transition Dynamics

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    Zurek, W.H.; Bettencourt, L. M. A.; Dziarmaga, J.; Antunes, N. D.

    2010-01-01

    We discuss the origin of topological defects in phase transitions and analyze their role as a "diagnostic tool" in the study of the non-equilibrium dynamics of symmetry breaking. Homogeneous second order phase transitions are the focus of our attention, but the same paradigm is applied to the cross-over and inhomogeneous transitions. The discrepancy between the experimental results in 3He and 4He is discussed in the light of recent numerical studies. The possible role of the Ginzburg regime i...

  11. Chiral phase transition in the vector meson extended linear sigma model

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    Kovács, Péter; Wolf, György

    2015-01-01

    In the framework of an SU(3) (axial)vector meson extended linear sigma model with additional constituent quarks and Polyakov loops, we investigate the effects of (axial)vector mesons on the chiral phase transition. The parameters of the Lagrangian are set at zero temperature and we use a hybrid approach where in the effective potential the constituent quarks are treated at one-loop level and all the mesons at tree-level. We have four order parameters, two scalar condensates and two Polyakov loop variables and their temperature and baryochemical potential dependence are determined from the corresponding field equations. We also investigate the changes of the tree-level scalar meson masses in the hot and dense medium.

  12. B→A transitions in the light-cone QCD sum rules with the chiral current

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    SUN Yan-Jun; WANG Zhi-Gang; HUANG Tao

    2012-01-01

    In this article,we calculate the form-factors of the transitions B → a1(1260),b1(1235) in the leading-order approximation using the light-cone QCD sum rules.In calculations,we choose the chiral current to interpolate the B-meson,which has the outstanding advantage that the twist-3 light-cone distribution amplitudes of the axial-vector mesons make no contributions,and the resulting sum rules for the form-factors suffer from far fewer uncertainties.Then we study the semi-leptonic decays B → a1(1260)l(v1),b1(1235)l(v1) (l =e,μ,Τ),and make predictions for the differential decay widths and decay widths,which can be compared with the experimental data in the coming future.

  13. Net baryon number fluctuations across the chiral phase transition at finite density in the strong coupling lattice QCD

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    Ichihara, Terukazu; Ohnishi, Akira

    2015-01-01

    We investigate the net-baryon number fluctuations across the chiral phase transition at finite density in the strong coupling and chiral limit. Mesonic field fluctuations are taken into account by using the auxiliary field Monte-Carlo method. We find that the higher-order cumulant ratios, $S\\sigma$ and $\\kappa\\sigma^2$, show oscillatory behavior around the phase boundary at $\\mu/T\\gtrsim 0.2$, and there exists the region where the higher-order cumulant ratios are negative. The negative region of $\\kappa\\sigma^2$ is found to shrink with increasing lattice size. This behavior agrees with the expectations from the scaling analysis.

  14. Phase transitions, interfacial fluctuations and hidden symmetries for fluids near structured walls

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    A O Parry; J M Romero-Enrique

    2005-05-01

    Fluids adsorbed at micro-patterned and geometrically structured substrates can exhibit novel phase transitions and interfacial fluctuation effects distinct from those characteristic of wetting at planar, homogeneous walls. We review recent theoretical progress in this area paying particular attention to filling transitions pertinent to fluid adsorption near wedges, which have highlighted a deep connection between geometrical and contact angles. We show that filling transitions are not only characterized by large scale interfacial fluctuations leading to universal critical singularities but also reveal hidden symmetries with short-ranged critical wetting transitions and properties of dimensional reduction. We propose a non-local interfacial model which fulfills all these properties and throws light on long-standing problems regarding the order of the 3D short-range critical wetting transition.

  15. Concentration-dependent structure and structural transition from chirality to nonchirality at the liquid-solid interface by coassembly

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    Xu, Li; Miao, Xinrui; Cui, Lihua; Liu, Pei; Chen, Xiaofeng; Deng, Wenli

    2015-07-01

    Understanding the formation and structural transition of the two-dimensional chirality of self-assembly is a subject which still gains significant interest in surface or interface chirality studies. Here, we present the solvent-induced chiral structural transition of a 2-hydroxy-7-pentadecyloxy-9-fluorenone (HPF) molecules' self-assembled adlayer through coassembly with achiral aliphatic solvents under different concentrations. Polymorphic chiral patterns are obtained at low concentrations of aliphatic solvents with different chain lengths. The HPF molecules form coassembled structures with these solvents through van der Waals interactions. At the same time, at high concentrations, HPF molecules uniformly form a nonchiral multimer structure without coadsorbed aliphatic solvent molecules. What is interesting is that these structures under different concentrations will finally change into a zigzag structure, which is the thermodynamically most stable configuration. Especially when using n-hexadecane as the solvent, the adlayer shows perfect steric matching due to the close chain length of HPF and n-hexadecane, which can maximize the molecule-solvent interactions. Thus, HPF molecules in n-hexadecane exhibit the most diversiform configuration. The distinct concentration-dependence has proven that the solvent molecules can act as a coadsorbed component through van der Waals interactions rather than simply a dispersant and further result in the probability and stability of chiral self-assembled monolayers by subtle tuning of the solvent-molecule and solvent-substrate interactions. This result provides a simple and alternative strategy to construct the 2D chiral assembled monolayer.Understanding the formation and structural transition of the two-dimensional chirality of self-assembly is a subject which still gains significant interest in surface or interface chirality studies. Here, we present the solvent-induced chiral structural transition of a 2-hydroxy-7-pentadecyloxy

  16. Nucleus as a chiral filter: the role of the Δ(1232)

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    We describe how two different modes of chiral symmetry can be seen in nuclei. In particular, it is shown that the nuclear axial charge or more precisely the O+O-, ΔT=1 transition at zero momentum transfer probe the nuclear configuration wherein the axial charge gsub(A) is effectively enhanced in nuclear medium due to soft pions, symptomatic of the Goldstone realization of chiral symmetry in the medium while the Gamow-Teller resonances probe the configuration wherein soft pions are no longer operative, suggesting an approach toward the Wigner realization of chiral symmetry. Using the celebrated Adler-Weisberger relation, it is argued that the observed approximately 50% quenching of the Gamow-Teller strength reflects the possibility that the Gamow-Teller operator sees the quarks inside the bag, blind to the Goldstone vacuum outside. Some implications on chiral phase transitions are also discussed

  17. Can symmetry transitions of complex fields enable 3-d control of fluid vorticity?

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    Martin, James E. [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Solis, Kyle Jameson [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    2015-08-01

    Methods of inducing vigorous noncontact fluid flow are important to technologies involving heat and mass transfer and fluid mixing, since they eliminate the need for moving parts, pipes and seals, all of which compromise system reliability. Unfortunately, traditional noncontact flow methods are few, and have limitations of their own. We have discovered two classes of fields that can induce fluid vorticity without requiring either gravity or a thermal gradient. The first class we call Symmetry-Breaking Rational Fields. These are triaxial fields comprised of three orthogonal components, two ac and one dc. The second class is Rational Triad Fields, which differ in that all three components are alternating. In this report we quantify the induced vorticity for a wide variety of fields and consider symmetry transitions between these field types. These transitions give rise to orbiting vorticity vectors, a technology for non-contact, non-stationary fluid mixing.

  18. Dynamic Chirality in Nuclei

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    Chirality has recently been proposed as a novel feature of rotating nuclei [1]. Because the chiral symmetry is dichotomic, its spontaneous breaking by the axial angular momentum vector leads to doublets of closely lying rotational bands of the same parity. To investigate nuclear chirality, next to establish the existence of almost degenerate rotational bands, it is necessary to measure also other observables and compare them to the model predictions. The crucial test for the suggested nuclei as candidates to express chirality is based on precise lifetime measurements. Two lifetime experiments and theoretical approaches for the description of the experimental results will be presented. Lifetimes of exited states in 134Pr were measured [2,3] by means of the recoil distance Doppler-shift and Doppler-shift attenuation techniques. The branching ratios and the electric or magnetic character of the transitions were also investigated [3]. The experiments were performed at IReS, Strasbourg, using the EUROBALL IV spectrometer, in conjunction with the inner bismuth germanate ball and the Cologne coincidence plunger apparatus. Exited states in 134Pr were populated in the fusion-evaporation reaction 119Sn(19F, 4n)134Pr. The possible chiral interpretation of twin bands was investigated in the two-quasiparticle triaxial rotor [1] and interacting boson-fermion-fermion models [4]. Both theoretical approaches can describe the level-scheme of 134Pr. The analysis of the wave functions has shown that the possibility for the angular momenta of the proton, neutron, and core to find themselves in the favorable, almost orthogonal geometry, is present but is far from being dominant [3,5]. The structure is characterized by large β and γ fluctuations. The existence of doublets of bands in 134Pr can be attributed to weak chirality dominated by shape fluctuations. In a second experiment branching ratios and lifetimes in 136Pm were measured by means of the recoil distance Doppler-shift and

  19. A molecular symmetry analysis of the electronic states and transition dipole moments for molecules with two torsional degrees of freedom

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    We present a molecular symmetry analysis of electronic states and transition dipole moments for molecules which undergo large amplitude intramolecular torsions. The method is based on the correlation between the point group of the molecule at highly symmetric configurations and the molecular symmetry group. As an example, we determine the global irreducible representations of the electronic states and transition dipole moments for the quinodimethane derivative 2-[4-(cyclopenta-2,4-dien-1-ylidene)cyclohexa-2,5-dien-1-ylidene]-2H-1, 3-dioxole for which two torsional degrees of freedom can be activated upon photo-excitation and construct the resulting symmetry adapted transition dipole functions

  20. SU(2Nf) x 0(3) light diquark symmetry and current-induced heavy baryon transition form factors

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    We study the current-induced bottom baryon to charm baryon transitions in the Heavy Quark Symmetry limit as mq → ∞. Our discussion involves s-wave to s-wave as well as s-wave to p-wave transitions. Using a constituent quark model picture for the light diquark system with an underlying SU(2Nf) x 0(3) symmetry and the heavy quark symmetry we arrive at a number of new predictions for the reduced form factors that describe these transitions. (author). 17 refs, 2 tabs

  1. Confinement/deconfinement transition from symmetry breaking in gauge/gravity duality

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    Čubrović, Mihailo

    2016-01-01

    We study the confinement/deconfinement transition in a strongly coupled system triggered by an independent symmetry-breaking quantum phase transition in gauge/gravity duality. The gravity dual is an Einstein-scalar-dilaton system with AdS near-boundary behavior and soft wall interior at zero scalar condensate. We study the cases of neutral and charged condensate separately. In the former case the condensation breaks the discrete $\\mathbb{Z}_2$ symmetry while a charged condensate breaks the continuous $U(1)$ symmetry. After the condensation of the order parameter, the non-zero vacuum expectation value of the scalar couples to the dilaton, changing the soft wall geometry into a non-confining and anisotropically scale-invariant infrared metric. In other words, the formation of long-range order is immediately followed by the deconfinement transition and the two critical points coincide. The confined phase has a scale -- the confinement scale (energy gap) which vanishes in the deconfined case. Therefore, the break...

  2. Dynamic-symmetry-breaking breathing and spreading transitions in ferromagnetic film irradiated by spherical electromagnetic wave

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    The dynamical responses of a ferromagnetic film to a propagating spherical electromagnetic wave passing through it are studied by Monte Carlo simulation of two dimensional Ising ferromagnet. For a fixed set of values of the frequency and wavelength of the spherical EM wave, and depending on the values of amplitude of the EM wave and temperature of the system, three different modes are identified. The static pinned mode, the localised dynamical breathing mode and extended dynamical spreading mode are observed. The nonequilibrium dynamical-symmetry-breaking breathing and spreading phase transitions are also observed and the transition temperatures are obtained as functions of the amplitude of the magnetic field of EM wave. A comprehensive phase diagram is drawn. The boundaries of breathing and spreading transitions merge eventually at the equilibrium transition temperature for two dimensional Ising ferromagnet as the value of the amplitude of the magnetic field becomes vanishingly small. - Highlights: • The effects of spherical EM wave on ferromagnetic film are modelled. • The two dimensional Ising model is studied by MC simulation. • The dynamic-symmetry breaking transitions are observed. • The pinned, breathing and spreading modes are observed. • A comprehensive phase diagram is drawn

  3. Tunable chirality and circular dichroism of a topological insulator with C2v symmetry as a function of Rashba and Dresselhaus parameters

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    Sengupta, Parijat; Bellotti, Enrico

    2016-01-01

    Polarization-sensitive devices rely on meta-materials to exhibit varying degrees of absorption of light of a given handedness. The chiral surface states of a topological insulator selectively absorb right- and left-circularly polarized light in the vicinity of the Dirac cone reaching its maximum of unity at the Γ point. In this letter, we show that a band gap open topological insulator with C2v symmetry, which is represented through a combination of Rashba and Dresselhaus Hamiltonians, alters the preferential absorption of left- and right-circularly polarized light allowing a smooth variation of the circular dichroism. This variation in circular dichroism, in a range of positive and negative values, is shown to be a function of the Rashba and Dresselhaus coupling parameters.

  4. Group Theory of Chiral Photonic Crystals with 4-fold Symmetry: Band Structure and S-Parameters of Eight-Fold Intergrown Gyroid Nets

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    Saba, Matthias; Mecke, Klaus; Gu, Min; Schröder-Turk, Gerd E

    2013-01-01

    The Single Gyroid, or srs, nanostructure has attracted interest as a circular-polarisation sensitive photonic material. We develop a group theoretical and scattering matrix method, applicable to any photonic crystal with symmetry I432, to demonstrate the remarkable chiral-optical properties of a generalised structure called 8-srs, obtained by intergrowth of eight equal-handed srs nets. Exploiting the presence of four-fold rotations, Bloch modes corresponding to the irreducible representations E- and E+ are identified as the sole and non-interacting transmission channels for right- and left-circularly polarised light, respectively. For plane waves incident on a finite slab of the 8-srs, the reflection rates for both circular polarisations are identical for all frequencies and transmission rates are identical up to a critical frequency below which scattering in the far field is restricted to zero grating order. Simulations show the optical activity of the lossless dielectric 8-srs to be large, comparable to met...

  5. First results from 2+1-Flavor Domain Wall QCD: Mass Spectrum, Topology Change and Chiral Symmetry with $L_s=8$

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    D. J. Antonio; T. Blum; K. C. Bowler; P. A. Boyle; N. H. Christ; S. D. Cohen; M. A. Clark; C. Dawson; A. Hart; K. Hashimoto; T. Izubuchi; B. Joó; C. Jung; A. D. Kennedy; R. D. Kenway; S. Li; H. W. Lin; M.F. Lin; R. D. Mawhinney; C.M. Maynard; J. Noaki; S. Ohta; S. Sasaki; A. Soni; R. J. Tweedie; A. Yamaguchi

    2007-06-01

    We present results for the static interquark potential, light meson and baryon masses, and light pseudoscalar meson decay constants obtained from simulations of domain wall QCD with one dynamical flavour approximating the $s$ quark, and two degenerate dynamical flavours with input bare masses ranging from $m_s$ to $m_s/4$ approximating the $u$ and $d$ quarks. We compare these quantities obtained using the Iwasaki and DBW2 improved gauge actions, and actions with larger rectangle coefficients, on $16^3\\times32$ lattices. We seek parameter values at which both the chiral symmetry breaking residual mass due to the finite lattice extent in the fifth dimension and the Monte Carlo time history for topological charge are acceptable for this set of quark masses at lattice spacings above 0.1 fm. We find that the Iwasaki gauge action is best, demonstrating the feasibility of using QCDOC to generate ensembles which are good representations of the QCD path integral on lattices of up to 3 fm in spatial extent with lattice spacings in the range 0.09-0.13 fm. Despite large residual masses and a limited number of sea quark mass values with which to perform chiral extrapolations, our results for light hadronic physics scale and agree with experimental measurements within our statistical uncertainties.

  6. Scaling properties of the chiral phase transition in the low density region of two-flavor QCD with improved Wilson fermions

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    Umeda, T; Kanaya, K; Maezawa, Y; Nakagawa, Y; Ohno, H; Saito, H; Yoshida, S

    2013-01-01

    We study scaling behavior of a chiral order parameter in the low density region, performing a simulation of two-flavor QCD with improved Wilson quarks. The scaling behavior of the chiral order parameter defined by a Ward-Takahashi identity agrees with the scaling function of the three-dimensional O(4) spin model at zero chemical potential. We extend the scaling study to finite density QCD. Applying the reweighting method and calculating derivatives of the chiral order parameter with respect to the chemical potential, the scaling properties of the chiral phase transition are discussed in the low density region. We moreover calculate the curvature of the phase boundary of the chiral phase transition in the temperature and chemical potential plane assuming the O(4) scaling relation.

  7. Review of critical point symmetries and shape phase transitions within algebraic and collective models

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    Several aspect of shape phase transitions and critical point symmetries are reviewed in this contribution within the frameworks of the Interacting Boson Model (IBM) and the Interacting Boson Fermion Model (IBFM) for even and odd systems respectively and compared with collective geometric models. We discuss in particular the case of an odd j = 3/2 particle coupled to an even-even boson core that undergoes a transition from the spherical limit U(5) to the γ-unstable limit O(6). The spectrum and transition rates at the critical point are similar to those of the even core and they agree qualitatively with the E(5/4) boson-fermion symmetry. We discuss also the UBF (5) to SUBF (3) shape phase transition in which the allowed fermionic orbitals are j = 1/2; 3/2; 5/2. The formalism of the intrinsic or coherent states is used to describe in details the ground state as well as the excited β- and γ- bands. This formalism is also used to calculate the Potential Energy Surface of the cubic quadrupole operator that leads to triaxiality. (author)

  8. Role of Symmetry Breaking on the Optical Transitions in Lead-Salt Quantum Dots

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    Nootz, Gero

    2010-09-08

    The influence of quantum confinement on the one- and two-photon absorption spectra (1PA and 2PA) of PbS and PbSe semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) is investigated. The results show 2PA peaks at energies where only 1PA transitions are predicted and 1PA peaks where only 2PA transitions are predicted by the often used isotropic k•p four-band envelope function formalism. The first experimentally identified two-photon absorption peak coincides with the energy of the first one photon allowed transition. This first two-photon peak cannot be explained by band anisotropy, verifying that the inversion symmetry of the wave functions is broken and relaxation of the parity selection rules has to be taken into account to explain optical transitions in lead-salt QDs. Thus, while the band anisotropy of the bulk semiconductor plays a role in the absorption spectra, especially for the more anisotropic PbSe QDs, a complete model of the absorption spectra, for both 1PA and 2PA, must also include symmetry breaking of the quantum confined wave functions. These studies clarify the controversy of the origin of spectral features in lead-salt QDs. © 2010 American Chemical Society.

  9. Chiral anomaly and the BaBar and Belle measurements of the γγ*-->π0 transition form factor

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    Pham, T. N.

    2012-10-01

    The recent BaBar measurements of the γγ*→π0 transition form factor show spectacular deviation from perturbative QCD prediction for large space-like Q2 up to 34GeV2. In this talk, I would like to discuss a recent work on the chiral anomaly effects in the γγ*→π0 transition form factor F(Q2) at large momentum squared Q2. Using PCAC and the Adler-Bell-Jackiw chiral anomaly triangle graph, we find that, F(Q2) at large Q2 behaves as (m2/Q2)×(ln(Q2/m2))2 and is in striking agreement with the BaBar data with m = 135MeV which also reproduces very well the CLEO data at lower Q2. The new Belle measurements could also be fitted with m = 120MeV.

  10. Chiral Gravitational Waves from Chiral Fermions

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    Anber, Mohamed M

    2016-01-01

    We report on a new mechanism that leads to the generation of primordial chiral gravitational waves, and hence, the violation of the parity symmetry in the Universe. We show that nonperturbative production of fermions with a definite helicity is accompanied by the generation of chiral gravitational waves. This is a generic and model-independent phenomenon that can occur during inflation, reheating and radiation eras, and can leave imprints in the cosmic microwave background polarization and may be observed in future ground- and space-based interferometers. We also discuss a specific model where chiral gravitational waves are generated via the production of light chiral fermions during pseudoscalar inflation.

  11. Gravitational Waves from the Phase Transition of a Non-linearly Realised Electroweak Gauge Symmetry

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    Kobakhidze, Archil; Yue, Jason

    2016-01-01

    Within the Standard Model with non-linearly realised electroweak symmetry, the LHC Higgs boson may reside in a singlet representation of the gauge group. Several new interactions are then allowed, including anomalous Higgs self-couplings, which may drive the electroweak phase transition to be strongly first-order. In this paper we investigate the cosmological electroweak phase transition in a simplified model with an anomalous Higgs cubic self- coupling. We look at the feasibility of detecting gravitational waves produced during such a transition in the early universe by future space-based experiments. We find that for the range of relatively large cubic couplings, $111~{\\rm GeV}~ \\lesssim |\\kappa| \\lesssim 118~{\\rm GeV}$, $\\sim $mHz frequency gravitational waves can be observed by eLISA, while BBO will potentially be able to detect waves in a wider frequency range, $0.1-10~$mHz.

  12. Chiral phase transitions in the linear sigma model in the Tsallis nonextensive statistics

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    Ishihara, Masamichi

    2016-01-01

    We studied chiral phase transitions in the Tsallis nonextensive statistics which has two parameters, the temperature $T$ and entropic parameter $q$. The linear sigma model was used in this study. The critical temperature, condensate, masses, and energy density were calculated under the massless free particle approximation. The critical temperature decreases as $q$ increases. The condensate at $q>1$ is smaller than that at $q=1$. The sigma mass at $q>1$ is heavier than the mass at $q=1$ at high temperature, while the sigma mass at $q>1$ is lighter than the mass at $q=1$ at low temperature. The pion mass at $q>1$ is heavier than the mass at $q=1$. The energy density increases remarkably as $q$ increases. The $q$ dependence in the case of the $q$-expectation value is weaker than that in the case of the conventional expectation value with a Tsallis distribution. The parameter $q$ should be smaller than $4/3$ from energetic point of view. The validity of the Tsallis statistics can be determined by the difference i...

  13. Punctuated Chirality

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    Gleiser, Marcelo; Thorarinson, Joel; Walker, Sara Imari

    2008-12-01

    Most biomolecules occur in mirror, or chiral, images of each other. However, life is homochiral: proteins contain almost exclusively L-amino acids, while only D-sugars appear in RNA and DNA. The mechanism behind this fundamental asymmetry of life remains an open problem. Coupling the spatiotemporal evolution of a general autocatalytic polymerization reaction network to external environmental effects, we show through a detailed statistical analysis that high intensity and long duration events may drive achiral initial conditions towards chirality. We argue that life’s homochirality resulted from sequential chiral symmetry breaking triggered by environmental events, thus extending the theory of punctuated equilibrium to the prebiotic realm. Applying our arguments to other potentially life-bearing planetary platforms, we predict that a statistically representative sampling will be racemic on average.

  14. Punctuated Chirality

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    Gleiser, Marcelo; Walker, Sara Imari

    2008-01-01

    Most biomolecules occur in mirror, or chiral, images of each other. However, life is homochiral: proteins contain almost exclusively levorotatory (L) amino acids, while only dextrorotatory (R) sugars appear in RNA and DNA. The mechanism behind this fundamental asymmetry of life remains an open problem. Coupling the spatiotemporal evolution of a general autocatalytic polymerization reaction network to external environmental effects, we show through a detailed statistical analysis that high intensity and long duration events may drive achiral initial conditions towards chirality. We argue that life's homochirality resulted from sequential chiral symmetry breaking triggered by environmental events, thus extending the theory of punctuated equilibrium to the prebiotic realm. Applying our arguments to other potentially life-bearing planetary platforms, we predict that a statistically representative sampling will be racemic on average.

  15. Vector transition form factors of the $N K^*\\to\\Theta^+ $ and $N \\bar{K}^*\\to \\Sigma_{\\bar{10}}^{*-}$ in the SU(3) chiral quark-soliton model

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    Ledwig, Tim; Goeke, Klaus

    2008-01-01

    We investigate the vector transition form factors of the nucleon and vector meson $K^*$ to the pentaquark baryon $\\Theta^+$ within the framework of the SU(3) chiral quark-soliton model. We take into account the rotational $1/N_c$ and linear $m_{\\rm s}$ corrections, assuming isospin symmetry and employing the symmetry-conserving quantization. It turns out that the leading-order contributions to the form factors are almost cancelled by the rotational corrections. Because of this, the flavor SU(3) symmetry-breaking terms yield sizeable effects on the transition form factors. In particular, the main contribution to the electric transition form factor comes from the wave-function corrections, which is a consequence of the generalized Ademollo-Gatto theorem derived in the present work. We estimate with the help of the vector meson dominance the $K^*$ vector and tensor coupling constants for the $\\Theta^+$: $g_{K^{*}N\\Theta}=0.74 - 0.87$ and $f_{K^{*}N\\Theta}=0.53 - 1.16$. We argue that the outcome of the present wo...

  16. The Anderson transition due to random spin-orbit coupling in two-dimension

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    Asada, Yoichi; Slevin, Keith; Ohtsuki, Tomi

    2003-01-01

    We report an analysis of the Anderson transition in an SU(2) model with chiral symmetry. Clear single parameter scaling behaviour is observed. We estimate the critical exponent for the divergence of the localization length to be $\

  17. Chiral liquid crystals: the vestigial chiral phases of T, O, I matter

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    Nissinen, Jaakko; Liu, Ke; Slager, Robert-Jan; Wu, Kai; Zaanen, Jan

    We show how chiral order develops in vestigial isotropic phases of T , O and I liquid crystalline systems in three dimensions. The liquid crystal phases are realized in a lattice model of orientational degrees of freedom with point group symmetries G ⊂ O (3) , represented as O (3) -rotors coupled to G gauge fields. The model incorporates also disclinations via the gauge fields, features an ordered nematic phase with unbroken G rotations at low temperatures and a high temperature isotropic liquid phase. We observe an intermediate phase with spontaneous chirality but isotropic SO (3) symmetry (a liquid) for the gauge groups T, O, and I, the proper symmetry groups of the tetrahedron, cube and icosahedron, respectively. For the other subgroups of SO (3) , Cn <= ∞ and Dn <= ∞, there is generically only a single phase transition from the nematic phase to the isotropic liquid. We discuss the nature of the phase transitions and conditions under which the chiral phase is stabilized by the nematic order parameter fluctuations. The nature of the vestigial chiral phase is reminiscent of the so-called Ising nematic phase in iron based superconductors. Research supported by the Netherlands foundation for Fundamental Research of Matter (FOM).

  18. Anomalous dimension, chiral phase transition and inverse magnetic catalysis in soft-wall AdS/QCD

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    Fang, Zhen

    2016-07-01

    A modified soft-wall AdS/QCD model with a z-dependent bulk scalar mass is proposed. We argue for the necessity of a modified bulk scalar mass from the quark mass anomalous dimension and carefully constrain the form of bulk mass by the corresponding UV and IR asymptotics. After fixing the form of bulk scalar mass, we calculate the mass spectra of (axial-)vector and pseudoscalar mesons, which have a good agreement with the experimental data. The behavior of chiral phase transition is also investigated, and the results are consistent with the standard scenario and lattice simulations. Finally, the issue of chiral magnetic effects is addressed. We find that the inverse magnetic catalysis emerges naturally from the modified soft-wall model, which is consistent with the recent lattice simulations.

  19. Fluctuations and the Phase Transition in a Chiral Model with Polyakov Loops%引入Polyakov环路的手征模型中的涨落与相变

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    2007-01-01

    We explore the NJL model with Polyakov loops for a system of three colors and two flavors within the mean-field approximation, where both chiral symmetry and confinement are taken into account. We focus on the phase structure of the model and study the chiral and Polyakov loop susceptibilities.

  20. Exploring the QCD phase transition in core collapse supernova simulations in spherical symmetry

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    Fischery, T; Hempelz, M; Pagliaraz, G; Schaffner-Bielichz, J; Mezzacappa, A; Thielemanny, F -K; Liebendorfer, M

    2010-01-01

    For finite chemical potential effective models of QCD predict a first order phase transition. In favour for the search of such a phase transition in nature, we construct an equation of state for strange quark matter based on the MIT bag model. We apply this equation of state to highly asymmetric core collapse supernova matter with finite temperatures and large baryon densities. The phase transition is constructed using the general Gibbs conditions, which results in an extended coexistence region between the pure hadronic and pure quark phases in the phase diagram, i.e. the mixed phase. The supernovae are simulated via general relativistic radiation hydrodynamics based on three flavor Boltzmann neutrino transport in spherical symmetry. During the dynamical evolution temperatures above 10 MeV, baryon densities above nuclear saturation density and a proton-to-baryon ratio below 0.2 are obtained. At these conditions the phase transition is triggered which leads to a significant softening of the EoS for matter in ...

  1. Chiral dynamics of baryons in the perturbative chiral quark model

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    Pumsa-ard, K.

    2006-07-01

    In this work we develop and apply variants of a perturbative chiral quark model (PCQM) to the study of baryonic properties dominantly in the low-energy region. In a first step we consider a noncovariant form of the PCQM, where confinement is modelled by a static, effective potential and chiral corrections are treated to second order, in line with similar chiral quark models. We apply the PCQM to the study of the electromagnetic form factors of the baryon octet. We focus in particular on the low-energy observables such as the magnetic moments, the charge and magnetic radii. In addition, the electromagnetic N-delta transition is also studied in the framework of the PCQM. In the chiral loop calculations we consider a quark propagator, which is restricted to the quark ground state, or in hadronic language to nucleon and delta intermediate states, for simplicity. We furthermore include the low-lying excited states to the quark propagator. In particular, the charge radius of the neutron and the transverse helicity amplitudes of the N-delta transition are considerably improved by this additional effect. In a next step we develop a manifestly Lorentz covariant version of the PCQM, where in addition higher order chiral corrections are included. The full chiral quark Lagrangian is motivated by and in analogy to the one of Chiral Perturbation Theory (ChPT). This Lagrangian contains a set of low energy constants (LECs), which are parameters encoding short distance effects and heavy degrees of freedom. We evaluate the chiral Lagrangian to order O(p{sup 4}) and to one loop to generate the dressing of the bare quark operators by pseudoscalar mesons. In addition we include the vector meson degrees of freedom in our study. Projection of the dressed quark operators on the baryonic level serves to calculate the relevant matrix elements. In a first application of this scheme, we resort to a parameterization of the valence quark form factors in the electromagnetic sector. Constraints

  2. Chirality in Nonlinear Optics

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    Haupert, Levi M.; Simpson, Garth J.

    2009-05-01

    The past decade has witnessed the emergence of new measurement approaches and applications for chiral thin films and materials enabled by the observations of the high sensitivity of second-order nonlinear optical measurements to chirality. In thin films, the chiral response to second harmonic generation and sum frequency generation (SFG) from a single molecular monolayer is often comparable with the achiral response. The chiral specificity also allows for symmetry-allowed SFG in isotropic chiral media, confirming predictions made ˜50 years ago. With these experimental demonstrations in hand, an important challenge is the construction of intuitive predictive models that allow the measured chiral response to be meaningfully related back to molecular and macromolecular structure. This review defines and considers three distinct mechanisms for chiral effects in uniaxially oriented assemblies: orientational chirality, intrinsic chirality, and isotropic chirality. The role of each is discussed in experimental and computational studies of bacteriorhodopsin films, binaphthol, and collagen. Collectively, these three model systems support a remarkably simple framework for quantitatively recovering the measured chiral-specific activity.

  3. Shards of Broken Symmetry: Topological Defects as Traces of the Phase Transition Dynamics

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    We discuss the origin of topological defects in phase transitions and analyze their role as a ''diagnostic tool'' in the study of the non-equilibrium dynamics of symmetry breaking. Homogeneous second order phase transitions are the focus of our attention, but the same paradigm is applied to the cross-over and inhomogeneous transitions. The discrepancy between the experimental results in 3He and 4He is discussed in the light of recent numerical studies. The possible role of the Ginzburg regime in determining the vortex line density for the case of a quench in 4He is raised and tentatively dismissed. The difference in the anticipated origin of the dominant signal in the two (3He and 4He) cases is pointed out and the resulting consequences for the subsequent decay of vorticity are noted. The possibility of a significant discrepancy between the effective field theory and (quantum) kinetic theory descriptions of the order parameter is briefly touched upon, using atomic Bose--Einstein condensates as an example. (author)

  4. The effect of the Polyakov loop on the chiral phase transition

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    Szép Zs.; Markó G.

    2010-01-01

    The Polyakov loop is included in the SU(2)_L x SU(2)_R chiral quark-meson model by considering the propagation of the constituent quarks, coupled to the (sigma,pi) meson multiplet, on the homogeneous background of a temporal gauge field, diagonal in color space. The model is solved at finite temperature and quark baryon chemical potential both in the chiral limit and for the physical value of the pion mass by using an expansion in the number of flavors N_f. Keeping the fermion propagator at i...

  5. Effective action for composite operators and chiral symmetry breakdown in asymptotically free and non-asymptotically free gauge theories

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    An essential distinction in the relaization of the PCAC dynamics in asymptotically free and non-asymptotically free (with a non-trivial ultraviolet-stable fixed point) gauge theories is revealed. For the latter theories an analytical expressions for the condensate is obtained in the two-loop approximation and arguments of support of a soft behaviour at small distances of composite operators are given. The problem of factorizing the low-energy region for the Wess-Zumino-Witten action is discussed. Besides, the mass relations for pseudoscalar mesons in arbitrary Θ-sector are obtained in the first order in fermion bare masses and the impossibility for spontaneous P and CP-symmetries breaking in vector-like gauge theories at Θ=0 is shown

  6. Monte Carlo studies of chiral and spin ordering of the three-dimensional Heisenberg spin glass

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    Viet, Dao Xuan; Kawamura, Hikaru

    2009-08-01

    The nature of the ordering of the three-dimensional isotropic Heisenberg spin glass with nearest-neighbor random Gaussian coupling is studied by extensive Monte Carlo simulations. Several independent physical quantities are measured both for the spin and for the chirality, including the correlation-length ratio, the Binder ratio, the glass order parameter, the overlap distribution function, and the nonself-averageness parameter. By controlling the effect of the correction-to-scaling, we have obtained a numerical evidence for the occurrence of successive chiral-glass and spin-glass transitions at nonzero temperatures, TCG>TSG>0 . Hence, the spin and the chirality are decoupled in the ordering of the model. The chiral-glass exponents are estimated to be νCG=1.4±0.2 and ηCG=0.6±0.2 , indicating that the chiral-glass transition lies in a universality class different from that of the Ising spin glass. The possibility that the spin and chiral sectors undergo a simultaneous Kosterlitz-Thouless-type transition is ruled out. The chiral-glass state turns out to be nonself-averaging, possibly accompanying a one-step-like peculiar replica-symmetry breaking. Implications to the chirality scenario of experimental spin-glass transitions are discussed.

  7. Scaling laws in chiral hydrodynamic turbulence

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    Yamamoto, Naoki

    2016-01-01

    We study the turbulent regime of chiral (magneto)hydrodynamics for charged and neutral matter with chirality imbalance. We find that the chiral magnetohydrodynamics for charged plasmas possesses a unique scaling symmetry only without fluid helicity under the local charge neutrality. We also find a different type of unique scaling symmetry in the chiral hydrodynamics for neutral matter with fluid helicity in the inertial range. We show that these symmetries dictate the self-similar inverse cascade of the magnetic and kinetic energies. Our results imply the possible inverse energy cascade in core-collapse supernovae due to the chiral transport of neutrinos.

  8. Scaling laws in chiral hydrodynamic turbulence

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    Yamamoto, Naoki

    2016-06-01

    We study the turbulent regime of chiral (magneto)hydrodynamics for charged and neutral matter with chirality imbalance. We find that the chiral magnetohydrodynamics for charged plasmas possesses a unique scaling symmetry, only without fluid helicity under the local charge neutrality. We also find a different type of unique scaling symmetry in the chiral hydrodynamics for neutral matter with fluid helicity in the inertial range. We show that these symmetries dictate the self-similar inverse cascade of the magnetic and kinetic energies. Our results imply the possible inverse energy cascade in core-collapse supernovae due to the chiral transport of neutrinos.

  9. Chiral magnetic effect and anomalous transport from real-time lattice simulations

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    Mueller, Niklas; Sharma, Sayantan

    2016-01-01

    We present a first-principle study of anomaly induced transport phenomena by performing real-time lattice simulations with dynamical fermions coupled simultaneously to non-Abelian $SU(N_c)$ and Abelian $U(1)$ gauge fields. Investigating the behavior of vector and axial currents during a sphaleron transition in the presence of an external magnetic field, we demonstrate how the interplay of the Chiral magnetic (CME) and Chiral separation effect (CSE) lead to the formation of a propagating wave. We further analyze the dependence of the magnitude of the induced vector current and the propagation of the wave on the amount of explicit chiral symmetry breaking due to finite quark mass.

  10. The U(1)A anomaly in high temperature QCD with chiral fermions on the lattice

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    Sharma, Sayantan; Karsch, Frithjof; Laermann, Edwin; Mukherjee, Swagato

    2015-01-01

    The magnitude of the $U_A(1)$ symmetry breaking is expected to affect the nature of $N_f=2$ QCD chiral phase transition. The explicit breaking of chiral symmetry due to realistic light quark mass is small, so it is important to use chiral fermions on the lattice to understand the effect of $U_A(1)$ near the chiral crossover temperature, $T_c$. We report our latest results for the eigenvalue spectrum of 2+1 flavour QCD with dynamical Mobius domain wall fermions at finite temperature probed using the overlap operator on $32^3\\times 8$ lattice. We check how sensitive the low-lying eigenvalues are to the sea-light quark mass. We also present a comparison with the earlier independent results with domain wall fermions.

  11. The effect of the Polyakov loop on the chiral phase transition

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    Szép Zs.

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available The Polyakov loop is included in the S U(2L × S U(2R chiral quark-meson model by considering the propagation of the constituent quarks, coupled to the (σ, π meson multiplet, on the homogeneous background of a temporal gauge field, diagonal in color space. The model is solved at finite temperature and quark baryon chemical potential both in the chiral limit and for the physical value of the pion mass by using an expansion in the number of flavors Nf. Keeping the fermion propagator at its tree-level, a resummation on the pion propagator is constructed which resums infinitely many orders in 1/Nf, where O(1/Nf represents the order at which the fermions start to contribute in the pion propagator. The influence of the Polyakov loop on the tricritical or the critical point in the µq – T phase diagram is studied for various forms of the Polyakov loop potential.

  12. The effect of the Polyakov loop on the chiral phase transition

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    Markó, G.; Szép, Zs.

    2011-04-01

    The Polyakov loop is included in the S U(2)L × S U(2)R chiral quark-meson model by considering the propagation of the constituent quarks, coupled to the (σ, π) meson multiplet, on the homogeneous background of a temporal gauge field, diagonal in color space. The model is solved at finite temperature and quark baryon chemical potential both in the chiral limit and for the physical value of the pion mass by using an expansion in the number of flavors Nf. Keeping the fermion propagator at its tree-level, a resummation on the pion propagator is constructed which resums infinitely many orders in 1/Nf, where O(1/Nf) represents the order at which the fermions start to contribute in the pion propagator. The influence of the Polyakov loop on the tricritical or the critical point in the µq - T phase diagram is studied for various forms of the Polyakov loop potential.

  13. Dynamical chiral symmetry breaking in QED3%三维 QED中的动力学手征对称破缺

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    周雨青

    2014-01-01

    In order to examine how a propagator behaves in non-perturbative theories and how its behavior is influenced by the choice of a covariant gauge a truncated Dyson-Schwinger equation is used to numerically investigate the properties of fermions and bosons in 3D quantum electrodynamics QED and a series of self-consistent solutions for the fermion propagator in the Nambu and Wigner phases are obtained. These numerical solutions show that the propagator behaves very differently in the Landau gauge domain and in the infrared energy region outside it.By using the propagators in the Nambu and Wigner phases under various gauges it is further investigated how the fermion equivalent pressure difference and fermion condensation change with the gauge parameters.These results indicate that the phase transition described by the CJT equivalent potential and the chiral phase transition described by the chiral condensation are not completely identical.%为了研究非微扰理论中的传播子行为,以及协变规范对其行为的影响,以常用的截断方案下的Dyson-Schwinger方程为基础,采用数值联立求解的方法研究了三维量子电动力学( QED)中的费米子和玻色子的行为,并获得了一系列不同规范下费米传播子在Nambu和Wigner相中的自洽解。对这些数值解的分析表明,远离Landau规范的红外区处,传播子行为明显不同于Landau规范中的行为。基于Nambu和Wigner相中的不同规范下的传播子,进一步对等效压力差和费米凝聚随规范参数的变化做了比较,结果表明,采用CJT等效势描述的相变与手征凝聚描述的手征相变两者之间不完全自洽。

  14. Chiral restoration at finite temperature with meson loop corrections

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    Nam, Seung-il

    2010-01-01

    We investigate chiral-restoration patterns of QCD for N_{c}=3 and N_{f}=2 at finite temperature (T) and zero quark-chemical potential beyond the chiral limit, indicating the explicit chiral-symmetry breaking. To this end, we employ the instanton-vacuum configuration for the flavor SU(2) sector and the Harrington-Shepard caloron for modifying relevant instanton parameters as functions of T. The meson-loop corrections (MLC), which correspond to 1/N_{c} corrections, are also taken into account to reproduce appropriate m_{q} dependences of chiral order parameters. We compute chiral condensate as a function of T and/or m_{q}. From the numerical calculations, we observe that MLC play an important role to have a correct universality-class behavior of chiral-restoration patterns in this framework, depending on m_{q}: Second-order phase transition in the chiral limit, m_{q}=0 and crossover for m_{q}>0. Without MLC, all the restoration patterns are crossover, due to simple saddle-point approximations. It turns out that...

  15. Critical phenomena of emergent magnetic monopoles in a chiral magnet

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    Kanazawa, N.; Nii, Y.; Zhang, X.-X.; Mishchenko, A. S.; de Filippis, G.; Kagawa, F.; Iwasa, Y.; Nagaosa, N.; Tokura, Y.

    2016-05-01

    Second-order continuous phase transitions are characterized by symmetry breaking with order parameters. Topological orders of electrons, characterized by the topological index defined in momentum space, provide a distinct perspective for phase transitions, which are categorized as quantum phase transitions not being accompanied by symmetry breaking. However, there are still limited observations of counterparts in real space. Here we show a real-space topological phase transition in a chiral magnet MnGe, hosting a periodic array of hedgehog and antihedgehog topological spin singularities. This transition is driven by the pair annihilation of the hedgehogs and antihedgehogs acting as monopoles and antimonopoles of the emergent electromagnetic field. Observed anomalies in the magnetoresistivity and phonon softening are consistent with the theoretical prediction of critical phenomena associated with enhanced fluctuations of emergent field near the transition. This finding reveals a vital role of topology of the spins in strongly correlated systems.

  16. Gluon Dynamics, Center Symmetry and the deconfinement phase transition in SU(3) pure Yang-Mills theory

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    Silva, P J

    2016-01-01

    The correlations between the modulus of the Polyakov loop, its phase $\\theta$ and the Landau gauge gluon propagator at finite temperature are investigated in connection with the center symmetry for pure Yang-Mills SU(3) theory. In the deconfined phase, where the center symmetry is spontaneously broken, the phase of the Polyakov loop per configuration is close to $\\theta = 0$, $\\pm \\, 2 \\pi /3$. We find that the gluon propagator form factors associated with $\\theta \\approx 0$ differs quantitatively and qualitatively from those associated to $\\theta \\approx \\pm \\, 2 \\pi /3$. This difference between the form factors is a property of the deconfined phase and a sign of the spontaneous breaking of the center symmetry. Furthermore, given that this difference vanishes in the confined phase, it can be used as an order parameter associated to the deconfinement transition. For simulations near the critical temperature $T_c$, the difference between the propagators associated to $\\theta \\approx 0$ and $\\theta \\approx \\pm ...

  17. Dimension 2 condensates and Polyakov Chiral Quark Models

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    Megias, E.; Arriola, E. Ruiz; Salcedo, L. L.

    2006-01-01

    We address a possible relation between the expectation value of the Polyakov loop in pure gluodynamics and full QCD based on Polyakov Chiral Quark Models where constituent quarks and the Polyakov loop are coupled in a minimal way. To this end we use a center symmetry breaking Gaussian model for the Polyakov loop distribution which accurately reproduces gluodynamics data above the phase transition in terms of dimension 2 gluon condensate. The role played by the quantum and local nature of the ...

  18. Abrupt symmetry decrease in the ThT2Al20 alloys (T = 3d transition metal)

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    Th-T-Al system, where T-3d transition metals, was studied at ThT2Al20 stoichiometry to establish the influence of T on the structural stability of ternary aluminide formed. Different alloys were prepared, varying T in the row from Ti to Fe. Using electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction methods it was found that ThT2Al20 phase adopts CeCr2Al20 structure type when T = Ti, V, and Cr. Starting from Mn, the symmetry of the stable Al-rich phase, which forms in the alloys with the same composition, decreases from cubic to orthorhombic. The results of Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations coincide with experiments. Concepts of the Theory of Coordination Compounds and Jahn–Teller effect were used to explain the observed abrupt change of the symmetry. These considerations were supported by DFT calculations. - Highlights: • Type of transition metal influences symmetry change in the ThT2Al20 alloys. • It was found that cubic ThT2Al20 phase is stable for T = Ti, V and Cr. • When T = Mn, Fe–Al + orthorhombic ThT2Al10 are formed, lowering the symmetry. • Experimental results and DFT calculations were in full agreement. • TCC and of Jahn–Teller effect were used for explanation of the results

  19. Abrupt symmetry decrease in the ThT{sub 2}Al{sub 20} alloys (T = 3d transition metal)

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    Uziel, A.; Bram, A.I. [Department of Materials Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, 8410501 (Israel); Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, 8410501 (Israel); Venkert, A. [Nuclear Research Center-Negev, POB 9001, Beer-Sheva (Israel); Kiv, A.E.; Fuks, D. [Department of Materials Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, 8410501 (Israel); Meshi, L., E-mail: louisa@bgu.ac.il [Department of Materials Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, 8410501 (Israel); Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, 8410501 (Israel)

    2015-11-05

    Th-T-Al system, where T-3d transition metals, was studied at ThT{sub 2}Al{sub 20} stoichiometry to establish the influence of T on the structural stability of ternary aluminide formed. Different alloys were prepared, varying T in the row from Ti to Fe. Using electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction methods it was found that ThT{sub 2}Al{sub 20} phase adopts CeCr{sub 2}Al{sub 20} structure type when T = Ti, V, and Cr. Starting from Mn, the symmetry of the stable Al-rich phase, which forms in the alloys with the same composition, decreases from cubic to orthorhombic. The results of Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations coincide with experiments. Concepts of the Theory of Coordination Compounds and Jahn–Teller effect were used to explain the observed abrupt change of the symmetry. These considerations were supported by DFT calculations. - Highlights: • Type of transition metal influences symmetry change in the ThT{sub 2}Al{sub 20} alloys. • It was found that cubic ThT{sub 2}Al{sub 20} phase is stable for T = Ti, V and Cr. • When T = Mn, Fe–Al + orthorhombic ThT{sub 2}Al{sub 10} are formed, lowering the symmetry. • Experimental results and DFT calculations were in full agreement. • TCC and of Jahn–Teller effect were used for explanation of the results.

  20. Effects of finite size and symmetry energy on the phase transition of stellar matter at subnuclear densities

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    Bao, S S

    2016-01-01

    We study the liquid-gas phase transition of stellar matter with the inclusion of the finite-size effect from surface and Coulomb energies. The equilibrium conditions for two coexisting phases are determined by minimizing the total free energy including the surface and Coulomb contributions, which are different from the Gibbs conditions used in the bulk calculations. The finite-size effect can significantly reduce the region of the liquid-gas mixed phase. The influence of the symmetry energy on the liquid-gas phase transition is investigated with the inclusion of finite-size effects. It is found that the slope of the symmetry energy plays an important role in determining the boundary and properties of the mixed phase.

  1. Effects of finite size and symmetry energy on the phase transition of stellar matter at subnuclear densities

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    Bao, S. S.; Shen, H.

    2016-02-01

    We study the liquid-gas phase transition of stellar matter with the inclusion of the finite-size effect from surface and Coulomb energies. The equilibrium conditions for two coexisting phases are determined by minimizing the total free energy including the surface and Coulomb contributions, which are different from the Gibbs conditions used in the bulk calculations. The finite-size effect can significantly reduce the region of the liquid-gas mixed phase. The influence of the symmetry energy on the liquid-gas phase transition is investigated with the inclusion of finite-size effects. It is found that the slope of the symmetry energy plays an important role in determining the boundary and properties of the mixed phase.

  2. Lattice QCD with dynamical chirally improved quarks

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    Full text: We simulate lattice QCD with two flavors of chirally improved dynamical (sea) quarks. The chirally improved lattice action allows to address some of the questions concerning chiral symmetry in lattice QCD.We discuss the status and prospects of our simulations as well as recent results. (author)

  3. First-order chiral to non-chiral transition in the angular dependence of the upper critical induction of the Scharnberg-Klemm $p$-wave pair state

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    Zhang, Jingchuan; Lörscher, Christopher; Gu, Qiang; Klemm, Richard A.

    2014-01-01

    We calculate the temperature $T$ and angular $(\\theta,\\phi)$ dependence of the upper critical induction $B_{c2}(\\theta,\\phi,T)$ for parallel-spin superconductors with an axially symmetric $p$-wave pairing interaction pinned to the lattice and a dominant ellipsoidal Fermi surface (FS). For all FS anisotropies, the chiral Scharnberg-Klemm state $B_{c2}(\\theta,\\phi,T)$ exceeds that of the chiral Anderson-Brinkman-Morel state, and exhibits a kink at $\\theta=\\theta^{*}(T,\\phi)$, indicative of a fi...

  4. Chiral forces and molecular dissymmetry

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    Chiral molecules leading to helical macromolecules seem to preserve information and extend it better. In the biological world RNA is the very paradigm for self-replication, elongation and autocatalytic editing. The nucleic acid itself is not chiral. It acquires its chirality by association with D-sugars. Although the chiral information or selectivity put in by the unit monomer is no longer of much interest to the biologists - they tend to leave it to the Darwinian selection principle to take care of it as illustrated by Frank's model - it is vital to understand the origin of chirality. There are three different approaches for the chiral origin of life: (1) Phenomenological, (2) Electromagnetic molecular and Coriolis forces and (3) Atomic or nuclear force, the neutral weak current. The phenomenological approach involves spontaneous symmetry breaking fluctuations in far for equilibrium systems or nucleation and crystallization. Chance plays a major role in the chiral molecule selected

  5. Chlorophylls, Symmetry, Chirality, and Photosynthesis.

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    Mathias O. Senge; Aoife A. Ryan; Kristie A. Letchford; Stuart A. MacGowan; Tamara Mielke

    2014-01-01

    Chlorophylls are a fundamental class of tetrapyrroles and function as the central reaction center, accessory and photoprotective pigments in photosynthesis. Their unique individual photochemical properties are a consequence of the tetrapyrrole macrocycle, the structural chemistry and coordination behavior of the phytochlorin system, and specific substituent pattern. They achieve their full potential in solar energy conversion by working in concert in highly complex, supramolecular structures ...

  6. Gamow-Teller transitions from Ni-58 to discrete states of Cu-51 - The study of isospin symmetry in atomic nuclei

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    Fujita, Y; Fujita, H; Adachi, T; Berg, GPA; Caurier, E; Fujimura, H; Hara, K; Hatanaka, K; Janas, Z; Kamiya, J; Kawabata, T; Langanke, K; Martinez-Pinedo, G; Noro, T; Roeckl, E; Shimbara, Y; Shinada, T; van der Werf, SY; Yoshifuku, M; Yosoi, M; Zegers, RGT

    2002-01-01

    Under the assumption that isospin is a good quantum number, symmetry is expected for the transitions from the ground states of T = 1, T-z = +/-1 nuclei to the common excited states of the T-z = 0 nucleus situated between the two nuclei. The symmetry can be studied by comparing the strengths of Gamow

  7. Chiral squaring and KLT relations

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    Schreiber, Anders

    2016-01-01

    We demonstrate that amplitudes based on matter supermultiplets can be combined to provide amplitudes of vector supermultiplets by means of KLT relations. In practice we do this by developing a procedure for removing supersymmetry supercharges from super Yang-Mills theory and supergravity supermultiplets, reducing them to vector and chiral supermultiplets respectively. This way, we reduce the super KLT relations to chiral KLT relations making chiral squaring of amplitudes manifest. We study these chiral KLT relations, discussing permutation symmetry and vanishing relations. Finally some explicit calculations are done to show how the relations work in detail.

  8. Key role of lattice symmetry in the metal-insulator transition of NdNiO3 films

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    Zhang, Jack Y.; Kim, Honggyu; Mikheev, Evgeny; Hauser, Adam J.; Stemmer, Susanne

    2016-04-01

    Bulk NdNiO3 exhibits a metal-to-insulator transition (MIT) as the temperature is lowered that is also seen in tensile strained films. In contrast, films that are under a large compressive strain typically remain metallic at all temperatures. To clarify the microscopic origins of this behavior, we use position averaged convergent beam electron diffraction in scanning transmission electron microscopy to characterize strained NdNiO3 films both above and below the MIT temperature. We show that a symmetry lowering structural change takes place in case of the tensile strained film, which undergoes an MIT, but is absent in the compressively strained film. Using space group symmetry arguments, we show that these results support the bond length disproportionation model of the MIT in the rare-earth nickelates. Furthermore, the results provide insights into the non-Fermi liquid phase that is observed in films for which the MIT is absent.

  9. About chiral models of dense matter and its magnetic properties

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    The chiral models of dense nucleon matter are discussed. The quark matter with broken chiral symmetry is described. The magnetic properties of dense matter are presented and conclusions are given. 37 refs. (A.S.)

  10. The chiral symplectic universality class

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    Asada, Yoichi; Slevin, Keith; Ohtsuki, Tomi

    2003-01-01

    We report a numerical investigation of localization in the SU(2) model without diagonal disorder. At the band center, chiral symmetry plays an important role. Our results indicate that states at the band center are critical. States away from the band center but not too close to the edge of the spectrum are metallic as expected for Hamiltonians with symplectic symmetry.

  11. Chiral phase transitions in quantum chromodynamics at finite temperature: Hard-thermal-loop resummed Dyson–Schwinger equation in the real time formalism

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    Hisao Nakkagawa; Hiroshi Yokota; Koji Yoshida; Yuko Fueki

    2003-05-01

    Chiral phase transition in thermal QCD is studied by using the Dyson–Schwinger (DS) equation in the real time hard thermal loop approximation. Our results on the critical temperature and the critical coupling are significantly different from those in the preceding analyses in the ladder DS equation, showing the importance of properly taking into account the essential thermal effects, namely the Landau damping and the unstable nature of thermal quasiparticles.

  12. Biaxiality of chiral liquid crystals

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    Using extended deGennes-Ginzburg-Landau free energy expansion in terms of the anisotropic part of the dielectric tensor field Qαβ(χ) a connection between the phase biaxiality and the stability of various chiral liquid crystalline phases is studied. In particular the cholesteric phase, the cubic Blue Phases and the phases characterized by an icosahedral space group symmetry are analysed in detail. Also a general question concerning the applicability of the mean-field approximation in describing the chiral phases is addressed. By an extensive study of the model over a wide range of the parameters a new class of phenomena, not present in the original deGennes-Ginzburg-Landau model, has been found. These include: a) re-entrant phase transitions between the cholesteric and the cubic blue phases and b) the existence of distinct phases of the same symmetry but of different biaxialities. The phase biaxiality serves here as an extra scalar order parameter. Furthermore, it has been shown that due to the presence of the competing bulk terms in the free energy, the stable phases may acquire a large degree of biaxiality, also in liquid crystalline materials composed of effectively uniaxial molecules. A study of icosahedral space group symmetries gives a partial answer to the question as to whether an icosahedral quasicrystalline liquid could be stabilized in liquid crystals. Although, in general, the stability of icosahedral structures could be enhanced by the extra terms in the free energy no absolutely stable icosahedral phase has been found. (author). 16 refs, 3 figs, 1 tab

  13. Confirming Time-reversal Symmetry of a Directed Percolation Phase Transition in a Model of Neutral Evolutionary Dynamics

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    Ordway, Stephen; King, Dawn; Bahar, Sonya

    Reaction-diffusion processes, such as branching-coalescing random walks, can be used to describe the underlying dynamics of nonequilibrium phase transitions. In an agent-based, neutral model of evolutionary dynamics, we have previously shown that our system undergoes a continuous, nonequilibrium phase transition, from extinction to survival, as various system parameters were tuned. This model was shown to belong to the directed percolation (DP) universality class, by measuring the critical exponents corresponding to correlation length ξ⊥, correlation time ξ| |, and particle density β. The fourth critical exponent that defines the DP universality class is β', which measures the survival probability of growth from a single seed organism. Since DP universality is theorized to have time-reversal symmetry, it is assumed that β = β '. In order to confirm the existence of time-reversal symmetry in our model, we evaluate the system growth from a single asexually reproducing organism. Importantly, the critical exponent β' could be useful for comparison to experimental studies of phase transitions in biological systems, since observing growth of microbial populations is significantly easier than observing death. This research was supported by funding from the James S. McDonnell Foundation.

  14. On the symmetry improved CJT formalism in the O(4) linear sigma model

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    By using the symmetry improved CJT effective formalism developed by Pilaftsis and Teresi, the chiral phase transition is reconsidered in the framework of the O(4) linear sigma model in chiral limit. Our results confirm the restorations of the second-order phase transition and the Goldstone theorem in the Hartree approximation. Finally, we explicitly calculate the effective potentials via the order parameter for various temperatures and address advantages of the present method in comparison with the O(N) model in large-N approximation

  15. Binary mixtures of chiral gases

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    Presilla, Carlo

    2015-01-01

    A possible solution of the well known paradox of chiral molecules is based on the idea of spontaneous symmetry breaking. At low pressure the molecules are delocalized between the two minima of a given molecular potential while at higher pressure they become localized in one minimum due to the intermolecular dipole-dipole interactions. Evidence for such a phase transition is provided by measurements of the inversion spectrum of ammonia and deuterated ammonia at different pressures. In particular, at pressure greater than a critical value no inversion line is observed. These data are well accounted for by a model previously developed and recently extended to mixtures. In the present paper, we discuss the variation of the critical pressure in binary mixtures as a function of the fractions of the constituents.

  16. Lattice study on QCD-like theory with exact center symmetry

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    Iritani, Takumi; Itou, Etsuko; Misumi, Tatsuhiro

    2015-11-01

    We investigate QCD-like theory with exact center symmetry, with emphasis on the finite-temperature phase transition concerning center and chiral symmetries. On the lattice, we formulate center symmetric SU(3) gauge theory with three fundamental Wilson quarks by twisting quark boundary conditions in a compact direction ( Z 3-QCD model). We calculate the expectation value of Polyakov loop and the chiral condensate as a function of temperature on 163 × 4 and 203 × 4 lattices along the line of constant physics realizing m PS / m V = 0.70. We find out the first-order center phase transition, where the hysteresis of the magnitude of Polyakov loop exists depending on thermalization processes. We show that chiral condensate decreases around the critical temperature in a similar way to that of the standard three-flavor QCD, as it has the hysteresis in the same range as that of Polyakov loop. We also show that the flavor symmetry breaking due to the twisted boundary condition gets qualitatively manifest in the high-temperature phase. These results are consistent with the predictions based on the chiral effective model in the literature. Our approach could provide novel insights to the nonperturbative connection between the center and chiral properties.

  17. Stable Pentaquarks from Strange Chiral Multiplets

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    Silas Beane

    2004-12-01

    The assumption of strong diquark correlations in the QCD spectrum suggests flavor multiplets of hadrons that are degenerate in the chiral limit. Generally it would be unnatural for there to be degeneracy in the hadron spectrum that is not protected by a QCD symmetry. Here we show--for pentaquarks constructed from diquarks--that these degeneracies can be naturally protected by the full chiral symmetry of QCD. The resulting chiral multiplet structure recovers the ideally-mixed pentaquark mass spectrum of the diquark model, and interestingly, requires that the axial couplings of the pentaquarks to states outside the degenerate multiplets vanish in the chiral limit. This result suggests that if these hadrons exist, they are stable in the chiral limit and therefore have widths that scale as the fourth power of the kaon mass over the chiral symmetry breaking scale. Natural-size widths are of order a few MeV.

  18. Geometric aspects of some hidden symmetries

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    Hidden symmetries of two dimensional chiral models are analysed from the geometric point of view. The dual symmetry gives rise to generalized isometries of the metric on the space of dependent variables. The Jacobi equation of geodesic deviation is dual invariant and the generalized isometries lead to generalized symmetries of the field equations. Being variational divergence symmetries they generate families of conservation laws. (orig.)

  19. Remarks on the U(1) axial symmetry in QCD at zero and non-zero temperature

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    Meggiolaro, E

    2002-01-01

    This paper is organized in two parts. The first part (Sections 2-5) is dedicated to the theory at T=0 and contains a pedagogical review of some fundamental aspects related with the chiral symmetries of QCD, the U(1) problem and its solution proposed by 'tHooft, Witten and Veneziano. In the second part (Sections 6-14) we discuss the role of the U(1) axial symmetry for the phase structure of QCD at finite temperature. One expects that, above a certain critical temperature, also the U(1) axial symmetry will be restored. We will try to see if this transition has (or has not) anything to do with the usual chiral transition: various possible scenarios are discussed. In particular, we analyse a scenario in which the U(1) axial symmetry is still broken above the chiral transition. We will show that this scenario can be consistently reproduced in the full respect of the relevant QCD Ward Identities and also using an effective Lagrangian model. A new order parameter is introduced for the U(1) axial symmetry.

  20. Symmetries, Symmetry Breaking, Gauge Symmetries

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    Strocchi, Franco

    2015-01-01

    The concepts of symmetry, symmetry breaking and gauge symmetries are discussed, their operational meaning being displayed by the observables {\\em and} the (physical) states. For infinitely extended systems the states fall into physically disjoint {\\em phases} characterized by their behavior at infinity or boundary conditions, encoded in the ground state, which provide the cause of symmetry breaking without contradicting Curie Principle. Global gauge symmetries, not seen by the observables, are nevertheless displayed by detectable properties of the states (superselected quantum numbers and parastatistics). Local gauge symmetries are not seen also by the physical states; they appear only in non-positive representations of field algebras. Their role at the Lagrangian level is merely to ensure the validity on the physical states of local Gauss laws, obeyed by the currents which generate the corresponding global gauge symmetries; they are responsible for most distinctive physical properties of gauge quantum field ...

  1. Gluon dynamics, center symmetry, and the deconfinement phase transition in SU(3) pure Yang-Mills theory

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    Silva, P. J.; Oliveira, O.

    2016-06-01

    The correlations between the modulus of the Polyakov loop, its phase θ , and the Landau gauge gluon propagator at finite temperature are investigated in connection with the center symmetry for pure Yang-Mills SU(3) theory. In the deconfined phase, where the center symmetry is spontaneously broken, the phase of the Polyakov loop per configuration is close to θ =0 , ±2 π /3 . We find that the gluon propagator form factors associated with θ ≈0 differ quantitatively and qualitatively from those associated to θ ≈±2 π /3 . This difference between the form factors is a property of the deconfined phase and a sign of the spontaneous breaking of the center symmetry. Furthermore, given that this difference vanishes in the confined phase, it can be used as an order parameter associated to the deconfinement transition. For simulations near the critical temperature Tc, the difference between the propagators associated to θ ≈0 and θ ≈±2 π /3 allows one to classify the configurations as belonging to the confined or deconfined phase. This establishes a selection procedure which has a measurable impact on the gluon form factors. Our results also show that the absence of the selection procedure can be erroneously interpreted as lattice artifacts.

  2. Strain-induced transitions to quantum chaos and effective time-reversal symmetry breaking in triangular graphene nanoflakes

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    Rycerz, Adam

    2013-05-01

    We investigate the effect of strain-induced gauge fields on statistical distribution of energy levels of triangular graphene nanoflakes with zigzag edges. In the absence of strain fields but in the presence of weak potential disorder such systems were found by Rycerz [Phys. Rev. BPRBMDO1098-012110.1103/PhysRevB.85.245424 85, 245424 (2012)] to display the spectral statistics of the Gaussian unitary ensemble (GUE) due to the effective time-reversal (symplectic) symmetry breaking. Here we show that in the absence of disorder, strain fields may solely lead to spectral fluctuations of GUE providing a nanoflake is deformed such that all its geometric symmetries are broken. In a particular case when a single mirror symmetry is preserved the spectral statistics follow the Gaussian orthogonal ensemble (GOE) rather then GUE. The corresponding transitions to quantum chaos are rationalized by means of additive random-matrix models and the analogy between strain-induced gauge fields and real magnetic fields is discussed.

  3. Chiral perturbation theory with nucleons

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    I review the constraints posed on the interactions of pions, nucleons and photons by the spontaneously broken chiral symmetry of QCD. The framework to perform these calculations, chiral perturbation theory, is briefly discussed in the meson sector. The method is a simultaneous expansion of the Greens functions in powers of external moments and quark masses around the massless case, the chiral limit. To perform this expansion, use is made of a phenomenological Lagrangian which encodes the Ward-identities and pertinent symmetries of QCD. The concept of chiral power counting is introduced. The main part of the lectures of consists in describing how to include baryons (nucleons) and how the chiral structure is modified by the fact that the nucleon mass in the chiral limit does not vanish. Particular emphasis is put on working out applications to show the strengths and limitations of the methods. Some processes which are discussed are threshold photopion production, low-energy compton scattering off nucleons, πN scattering and the σ-term. The implications of the broken chiral symmetry on the nuclear forces are briefly described. An alternative approach, in which the baryons are treated as very heavy fields, is touched upon

  4. Symmetry breaking phase transitions in the Aharony-Bergman-Jafferis-Maldacena theory with a finite U(1) chemical potential

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    We consider the U(1) charged sector of ABJM theory at finite temperature, which corresponds to the Reissner-Nordstrom AdS black hole in the dual type IIA supergravity description. Including back-reaction to the bulk geometry, we show that phase transitions occur to a broken phase where SU(4) R-symmetry of the field theory is broken spontaneously by the condensation of dimension one or two operators. We construct the composite operators out of fields in ABJM theory and describe the phase transition with the dual gravity solutions. We show numerically and analytically that the relevant critical exponents for the dimension one operator agree precisely with those of mean field theory in the strongly coupled regime of the large N planar limit.

  5. Isospin and symmetry energy effects on nuclear fragment production in liquid-gas-type phase transition region

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    We have shown that the isospin of nuclei influences the fragment production during the nuclear liquid-gas phase transition. Calculations for 197Au, 124Sn, 124La and 78Kr at various excitation energies were carried out on the basis of the statistical multifragmentation model (SMM). We analyzed the behavior of the critical exponent τ with the excitation energy and its dependence on the critical temperature. Relative yields of fragments were classified with respect to the mass number of the fragments in the transition region. In this way, we have shown that nuclear multifragmentation exhibits a ''bimodality'' behavior. We have also shown that the symmetry energy has a small influence on fragment mass distribution; however, its effect is more pronounced in the isotope distributions of produced fragments. (orig.)

  6. Unusual dileptions at RHIC a field theoretic approach based on a non-equilibrium chiral phase transition

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    Cooper, F. [Los Alamos National Labs., NM (United States)

    1997-09-22

    This paper contains viewgraphs on unusual dileptons at Brookhaven RHIC. A field theory approach is used based on a non-equilibrium chiral phase transformation utilizing the schroedinger and Heisenberg picture.

  7. Test of fundamental symmetries via the Primakoff effect

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    Gan, Liping [University of North Carolina at Wilmington

    2014-06-01

    The three neutral pseudoscalar mesons, pi^0, eta and eta', represent one of the most interesting systems in strong interaction physics. A study of the electromagnetic properties of these mesons provides a sensitive probe of the symmetry structure of QCD at low energy. A comprehensive experimental program at Jefferson Laboratory (Jlab) is aimed at gathering high precision measurements on the two-photon decay widths and transition form factors at low Q^2 of pi^0, eta and eta' via the Primakoff effect. The completed experiments on the pi^0 radiative decay width at Jlab 6 GeV, and other planned measurements at Jlab 12 GeV will provide a rich laboratory to test the chiral anomaly and to study the origin and dynamics of chiral symmetry breaking at the confinement scale of QCD.

  8. Test of fundamental symmetries via the Primakoff effect

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    Gan Liping

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The three neutral pseudoscalar mesons, π0, η and η′, represent one of the most interesting systems in strong interaction physics. A study of the electromagnetic properties of these mesons provides a sensitive probe of the symmetry structure of QCD at low energy. A comprehensive experimental program at Jefferson Laboratory (Jlab is aimed at gathering high precision measurements on the two-photon decay widths and transition form factors at low Q2 of π0, η and η′ via the Primakoff effect. The completed experiments on the π0 radiative decay width at Jlab 6 GeV, and other planned measurements at Jlab 12 GeV will provide a rich laboratory to test the chiral anomaly and to study the origin and dynamics of chiral symmetry breaking at the confinement scale of QCD.

  9. Symmetry-dependent carrier relaxation dynamics and charge–density–wave transition in DyTe3 probed by polarized femtosecond spectroscopy

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    Photo-induced quasi-particle (QP) relaxation dynamics with different symmetries have been investigated for the multiple charge–density–wave (CDW) compound DyTe3 by using ultrafast polarized pump-probe spectroscopy. By performing symmetry analysis, the QP dynamics with isotropic A1g and anisotropic B2g symmetry were found to show unique anomalies at the first and second CDW transitions. Both the temperature dependence and pump fluence dependence indicate that the B2g response is very sensitive to the underlying lattice deformation, which provides critical insight into the multiple CDW formations. (paper)

  10. The quest for chirality

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    Bonner, W.A. [Department of Chemistry Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States)

    1996-07-01

    The indispensable role played by homochirality and chiral homogeneity in the self-replication of crucial biomolecules is stressed, with the conclusion that life could neither exist nor originate without these chiral molecular attributes. Hypotheses historically proposed for the origin of chiral molecules on Earth are reviewed, including biogenic theories as well as abiotic theories embracing both indeterminate and determinate mechanisms. Indeterminate mechanisms, including autocatalytic symmetry breaking, asymmetric adsorption on quartz and clay minerals, and asymmetric syntheses in chiral crystals, are discussed and evaluated in the context of the prebiotic environment. Abiotic determinate mechanisms based on electric, magnetic and gravitational fields, on circularly polarized light (CPL), and on parity violation effects are summarized, with the emphasis that only CPL has proved practicable experimentally, but that it would be implausible on the primitive Earth. Mechanisms for the amplification of small, indigenous enantiomeric excesses are discussed, with one involving the partial polymerization of amino acids and the partial hydrolysis of polypeptides suggested as potentially viable prebiotically. Aspects of the turbulent, chirality-destructive primeval environment are described, with the conclusion that all of the above mechanisms for the {ital terrestrial} prebiotic origin of chirality would be non-viable, and that an alternative extraterrestrial source for the accumulation of chiral molecules on primitive Earth must have been operative. A scenario for this is outlined, in which we postulate that asymmetric photolysis of the organic mantles on interstellar grains in molecular clouds by circularly polarized ultraviolet synchrotron radiation from the neutron star remnants of supernovae produces chiral molecules in the grain mantles. (Abstract Truncated)

  11. A nontrivial critical fixed point for replica-symmetry-breaking transitions

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    Charbonneau, Patrick

    2016-01-01

    The transformation of the free-energy landscape from smooth to fractal is the richest feature of mean-field disordered systems. A well-studied example is the de Almeida-Thouless transition for spin glasses in a magnetic field, and a similar phenomenon--the Gardner transition--has recently been predicted for structural glasses. However, the existence of these phase transitions has been called into question below the upper critical dimension d_u=6. Here, we obtain evidence for these transitions in dimensions d

  12. Pion and Sigma Polarizabilities and Radiative Transitions

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    1994-01-01

    Fermilab E781 plans measurements of gamma-Sigma and $\\gamma$-pion interactions using a 600 GeV beam of Sigmas and pions, and a virtual photon target. Pion polarizabilities and radiative transitions will be measured in this experiment. The former can test a precise prediction of chiral symmetry; the latter for a_1(1260) ----> pi + gamma is important for understanding the polarizability. The experiment also measures polarizabilities and radiative transitions for Sigma hyperons. The polarizabili...

  13. Holographic Chiral Magnetic Spiral

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    We study the ground state of baryonic/axial matter at zero temperature chiral-symmetry broken phase under a large magnetic field, in the framework of holographic QCD by Sakai-Sugimoto. Our study is motivated by a recent proposal of chiral magnetic spiral phase that has been argued to be favored against previously studied phase of homogeneous distribution of axial/baryonic currents in terms of meson super-currents dictated by triangle anomalies in QCD. Our results provide an existence proof of chiral magnetic spiral in strong coupling regime via holography, at least for large axial chemical potentials, whereas we don't find the phenomenon in the case of purely baryonic chemical potential. (author)

  14. Chiral restoration in excited nucleons versus SU(6)

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    We compare axial charges of excited nucleons, as predicted by the chiral symmetry restoration picture, with the traditional, moderately successful for the ground-state baryons SU(6) symmetry. The axial charges of excited nucleons can (and will) be measured in lattice QCD simulations, and comparison of the lattice results with the two different symmetry schemes will give an insight on the origins of the excited hadron masses as well as on interrelations of chiral symmetry and confinement

  15. Light-front quantized field theory: (an introduction). Spontaneous symmetry breaking. Phase transition in φ4 theory

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    The field theory quantized on the light-front is compared with the conventional equal-time quantized theory. The arguments based on the micro causality principle would imply that the light-front field theory may become nonlocal with respect to the longitudinal coordinate even though the corresponding equal-time formulation is local. This is found to be the case for the scalar theory. The conventional instant form theory is sometimes required to be constrained by invoking external physical considerations; the analogous conditions seem to be already built in the theory on the light-front. In spite of the different mechanisms of the spontaneous symmetry breaking in the two forms of dynamics they result in the same physical content. The phase transition in (φ4)2 theory is also discussed. The symmetric vacuum state for vanishingly small couplings is found to turn into an unstable symmetric one when the coupling is increased and may result in a phase transition of the second order in contrast to the first order transition concluded from the usual variational methods. (author)

  16. Transition from Sign-Reversed to Sign-Preserved Cooper-Pairing Symmetry in Sulfur-Doped Iron Selenide Superconductors

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    Wang, Qisi; Park, J. T.; Feng, Yu; Shen, Yao; Hao, Yiqing; Pan, Bingying; Lynn, J. W.; Ivanov, A.; Chi, Songxue; Matsuda, M.; Cao, Huibo; Birgeneau, R. J.; Efremov, D. V.; Zhao, Jun

    2016-05-01

    An essential step toward elucidating the mechanism of superconductivity is to determine the sign or phase of the superconducting order parameter, as it is closely related to the pairing interaction. In conventional superconductors, the electron-phonon interaction induces attraction between electrons near the Fermi energy and results in a sign-preserved s -wave pairing. For high-temperature superconductors, including cuprates and iron-based superconductors, prevalent weak coupling theories suggest that the electron pairing is mediated by spin fluctuations which lead to repulsive interactions, and therefore that a sign-reversed pairing with an s± or d -wave symmetry is favored. Here, by using magnetic neutron scattering, a phase sensitive probe of the superconducting gap, we report the observation of a transition from the sign-reversed to sign-preserved Cooper-pairing symmetry with insignificant changes in Tc in the S-doped iron selenide superconductors KxFe2 -y(Se1-zSz) 2 . We show that a rather sharp magnetic resonant mode well below the superconducting gap (2 Δ ) in the undoped sample (z =0 ) is replaced by a broad hump structure above 2 Δ under 50% S doping. These results cannot be readily explained by simple spin fluctuation-exchange pairing theories and, therefore, multiple pairing channels are required to describe superconductivity in this system. Our findings may also yield a simple explanation for the sometimes contradictory data on the sign of the superconducting order parameter in iron-based materials.

  17. Symmetry, Symmetry Breaking and Topology

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    Siddhartha Sen

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available The ground state of a system with symmetry can be described by a group G. This symmetry group G can be discrete or continuous. Thus for a crystal G is a finite group while for the vacuum state of a grand unified theory G is a continuous Lie group. The ground state symmetry described by G can change spontaneously from G to one of its subgroups H as the external parameters of the system are modified. Such a macroscopic change of the ground state symmetry of a system from G to H correspond to a “phase transition”. Such phase transitions have been extensively studied within a framework due to Landau. A vast range of systems can be described using Landau’s approach, however there are also systems where the framework does not work. Recently there has been growing interest in looking at such non-Landau type of phase transitions. For instance there are several “quantum phase transitions” that are not of the Landau type. In this short review we first describe a refined version of Landau’s approach in which topological ideas are used together with group theory. The combined use of group theory and topological arguments allows us to determine selection rule which forbid transitions from G to certain of its subgroups. We end by making a few brief remarks about non-Landau type of phase transition.

  18. Front-Form Chiral Multiplets

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    Gómez-Rocha, María

    2012-01-01

    In this article we point out that the unitary transformation that relates the chiral basis $\\{R; I J^{PC}\\}$ and the $\\{I; ^{2S+1}L_J \\}$ basis, which was already derived for canonical spin in instant form, is also applicable in light-cone representations. From the most general expression for the Clebsch-Gordan coefficients of the Poincar\\'e group one can see that the chiral limit brings the angular momentum coupling into a simple form that permits a clear relation in terms of SU(2) Clebsch-Gordan coefficients. It provides a tool of measurement of chiral symmetry in relativistic composite systems.

  19. Chiral Fermions on the Lattice

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    Bietenholz, Wolfgang

    2010-01-01

    In the last century the non-perturbative regularization of chiral fermions was a long-standing problem. We review how this problem was finally overcome by the formulation of a modified but exact form of chiral symmetry on the lattice. This also provides a sound definition of the topological charge of lattice gauge configurations. We illustrate a variety of applications to QCD in the p-, the epsilon- and the delta-regime, where simulation results can now be related to Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Perturbation Theory. The latter contains Low Energy Constants as free parameters, and we comment on their evaluation from first principles of QCD.

  20. The selection rule of electronic multipole transitions derived from symmetry analysis

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    There is an only possibility to derive the symmetrical wave function, i.e. the symmetrized basis function, for each irreducible representation based on the group analysis, and so is for the selection rule for electronic multipole transitions: E1, E2 and E3. The present work devotes to derive the selection rule for electronic multipole transitions for group C2V and D2h. The selection rule derived from angular momentum is one of special cases. It is in agreement with the calculations of H2O and CC molecules by method SAC-CI/6-31G. (authors)

  1. Spectrum of the SU(3) Dirac operator on the lattice Transition from random matrix theory to chiral perturbation theory

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    Göckeler, M; Rakow, P E L; Schäfer, A; Wettig, T

    2002-01-01

    We calculate complete spectra of the Kogut-Susskind Dirac operator on the lattice in quenched SU(3) gauge theory for various values of coupling constant and lattice size. From these spectra we compute the connected and disconnected scalar susceptibilities and find agreement with chiral random matrix theory up to a certain energy scale, the Thouless energy. The dependence of this scale on the lattice volume is analyzed. In the case of the connected susceptibility this dependence is anomalous, and we explain the reason for this. We present a model of chiral perturbation theory that is capable of describing the data beyond the Thouless energy and that has a common range of applicability with chiral random matrix theory.

  2. Nonequilibrium Chiral Dynamics and Effective Lagrangians

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    Nicola, A G

    2001-01-01

    We review our recent work on Chiral Lagrangians out of thermal equilibrium, which are introduced to analyse the pion gas formed after a Relativistic Heavy Ion Collision. Chiral Perturbation Theory is extended by letting $\\fpi$ be time dependent and allows to describe explosive production of pions in parametric resonance. This mechanism could be relevant if hadronization occurs at the chiral phase transition.

  3. Chiral geometry in multiple chiral doublet bands

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    Zhang, Hao; Chen, Qibo

    2016-02-01

    The chiral geometry of multiple chiral doublet bands with identical configuration is discussed for different triaxial deformation parameters γ in the particle rotor model with . The energy spectra, electromagnetic transition probabilities B(M1) and B(E2), angular momenta, and K-distributions are studied. It is demonstrated that the chirality still remains not only in the yrast and yrare bands, but also in the two higher excited bands when γ deviates from 30°. The chiral geometry relies significantly on γ, and the chiral geometry of the two higher excited partner bands is not as good as that of the yrast and yrare doublet bands. Supported by Plan Project of Beijing College Students’ Scientific Research and Entrepreneurial Action, Major State 973 Program of China (2013CB834400), National Natural Science Foundation of China (11175002, 11335002, 11375015, 11461141002), National Fund for Fostering Talents of Basic Science (NFFTBS) (J1103206), Research Fund for Doctoral Program of Higher Education (20110001110087) and China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2015M580007)

  4. Quarkyonic Chiral Spirals

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    Kojo, Toru; McLerran, Larry; Pisarski, Robert D

    2009-01-01

    We consider the formation of chiral density waves in Quarkyonic matter, which is a phase where cold, dense quarks experience confining forces. We model confinement following Gribov and Zwanziger, taking the gluon propagator, in Coulomb gauge and momentum space, as 1/(p^2)^2. We assume that the number of colors, N, is large, and that the quark chemical potential, mu, is much larger than renormalization mass scale, Lambda_QCD. To leading order in 1/N and Lambda_QCD, a gauge theory with Nf flavors of massless quarks in 3+1 dimensions naturally reduces to a gauge theory in 1+1 dimensions, with an enlarged flavor symmetry of SU(2Nf). Through an anomalous chiral rotation, in two dimensions a Fermi sea of massless quarks maps directly onto the corresponding theory in vacuum. A chiral condensate forms locally, and varies with the spatial position, z, as . Following Schon and Thies, we term this two dimensional pion condensate a (Quarkyonic) chiral spiral. Massive quarks also exhibit chiral spirals, with the magnitude...

  5. Chiral Quirkonium Decays

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    Fok, R

    2011-01-01

    We calculate the two-body decay rates of "quirkonium" states formed from quirks that acquire mass solely through electroweak symmetry breaking. We consider SU(N)_ic infracolor with two flavors of quirks transforming under the electroweak group (but not QCD) of the Standard Model. In one case, the quirks are in a chiral representation of the electroweak group, while in the other case, a vector-like representation. The differences in the dominant decay channels between "chiral quirkonia" versus "vector-like quirkonia" are striking. Several chiral quirkonia states can decay into the unique two-body resonance channels WH, ZH, t\\bar{t}, t\\bar{b} / b\\bar{t}, and gamma+H, which never dominate for vector-like quirkonia. Additionally, the channels WW, WZ, ZZ, and W+gamma, are shared among both chiral and vector-like quirkonia. Resonances of dileptons or light quarks (dijets) can dominate for some vector-like quirkonia states throughout their mass range, while these modes never dominate for chiral quirkonia unless the ...

  6. Chiral quirkonium decays

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    We calculate the two-body decay rates of quirkonium states formed from quirks that acquire mass solely through electroweak symmetry breaking. We consider SU(N)ic infracolor with two flavors of quirks transforming under the electroweak group (but not QCD) of the standard model. In one case, the quirks are in a chiral representation of the electroweak group, while in the other case, a vectorlike representation. The differences in the dominant decay channels between 'chiral quirkonia' versus 'vectorlike quirkonia' are striking. Several chiral quirkonia states can decay into the unique two-body resonance channels WH, ZH, tt, tb/bt, and γH, which never dominate for vectorlike quirkonia. Additionally, the channels WW, WZ, ZZ, and Wγ, are shared among both chiral and vectorlike quirkonia. Resonances of dileptons or light quarks (dijets) can dominate for some vectorlike quirkonia states throughout their mass range, while these modes never dominate for chiral quirkonia unless the decays into pairs of gauge or Higgs bosons are kinematically forbidden.

  7. Local Symmetry and Domain Patterns: Ordering Phenomena in Transition-Metal Oxides

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    Buchholz, Marcel

    2013-01-01

    Transition-metal oxides (TMOs) show rich phase diagrams with various magnetic and electronic phases that arise from the complex interplay between spin, charge, orbital, and lattice degrees of freedom. The most prominent class of materials, which has attracted a lot of attention in the last decades, are probably high-temperature superconductors (HTS), in which the resitivity drops to zero below a critical temperature. Further examples are different kind of complex ordering phenomena, for examp...

  8. The chiral perturbation theory: theoretical aims and experimental perspectives; La theorie des perturbations chirales: enjeux theoriques et perspectives experimentales

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    Knecht, M. [Paris-11 Univ., 91 - Orsay (France). Inst. de Physique Nucleaire

    1996-12-31

    Chiral perturbation theory enables to link some hadronic processes at low energy involving {pi},K and {eta} pseudo scalar mesons with some non-perturbative QCD observables which reflect chiral symmetry breaking. The possibilities of investigating the chiral structure of QCD emptiness in several experimental projects within the field of hadronic physics are reviewed 44 refs.

  9. Relativistic dissipative hydrodynamics with spontaneous symmetry breaking

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    Pujol, C

    2003-01-01

    In this paper we consider dissipative hydrodynamic equations for systems with continuous broken symmetries. We first present the case of superfluidity, in which the symmetry U(1) is broken and then generalize to the chiral symmetry $SU(2)_L \\times SU(2)_R$. New transport coefficients are introduced and the consequences of their existence are discussed.

  10. Symmetries in nature

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    Symmetry, disymmetry, chirality etc. are well-known topics in chemistry. But they cannot only be found on the molecular level of matter. Atoms and elementary particles in physics are also characterized by particular symmetry groups. Even living organisms and populations on the macroscopic level have functional properties of symmetry. The whole physical, chemical, and biological evolution seems to be regulated by the emergence of new symmetries and the breaking down of old ones. One is reminded of Heisenberg's famous statement: 'Die letzte Wurzel der Erscheinungen ist also nicht die Materie, sondern das mathematische Gesetz, die Symmetrie, die mathematische Form' (Wandlungen in den Grundlagen der Naturwissenschaften, 1959). Historically the belief in symmetry and simplicity of nature has a long philosophical tradition from the Pythagoreans, Plato and Greek astronomers to Kepler and modern scientists. Today, 'symmetries in nature' is a common topic of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology. A lot of Nobel prizes were given in honour of inquiries concerning symmetries in nature. The fascination of symmetries is not only motivated by science, but by art and religion too. Therefore 'symmetris in nature' is an interdisciplinary topic which may help to overcome C.P. Snow's 'Two Cultures' of natural sciences and humanities. (author) 17 refs., 21 figs

  11. Preparation and thermo-optical characteristics of a smart polymer-stabilized liquid crystal thin film based on smectic A–chiral nematic phase transition

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    A smart polymer stabilized liquid crystal (PSLC) thin film with temperature-controllable light transmittance was prepared based on a smectic-A (SmA)–chiral nematic (N*) phase transition, and then the effect of the composition and the preparation condition of the PSLC film on its thermo-optical (T-O) characteristics has been investigated in detail. Within the temperature range of the SmA phase, the PSLC shows a strong opaque state due to the focal conic alignment of liquid crystal (LC) molecules, while the film exhibits a transparent state result from the parallel alignment of N* phase LC molecules at a higher temperature. Importantly, the PSLC films with different temperature of phase transition and contrast ratio can be prepared by changing the composition of photo-polymerizable monomer/LC/chiral dopant. According to the competition between the polymerization of the curable monomers and the diffusion of LC molecules, the ultraviolet (UV) curing surrounding temperature and the intensity of UV irradiation play a critical role in tuning the size of the polymer network meshes, which in turn influence the contrast ratio and the switching speed of the film. Our observations are expected to pave the way for preparing smart PSLC thin films for applications in areas of smart windows, thermo-detectors and other information recording devices. (paper)

  12. Square to hexagonal symmetry transition of the flux line lattice in YNi2B2C for different field orientations

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    Eskildsen, M.R.; Gammel, P.L.; Barber, B.P.;

    1998-01-01

    Using small-angle neutron scattering we have studied the magnetic flux line lattice in YNi2B2C with the field rotated 30(:) away from the crystalline c-axis. Previously we have reported on a square to hexagonal symmetry transition of the fluc line lattice below 1 kOe for H parallel to c. We find ...

  13. Quantum Monte Carlo calculations of electromagnetic moments and transitions in A{<=}9 nuclei including meson-exchange currents derived from chiral effective field theory

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    Saori Pastore, S.C. Pieper, Rocco Schiavilla, Robert Wiringa

    2013-03-01

    Quantum Monte Carlo calculations of electromagnetic moments and transitions are reported for A{<=}9 nuclei. The realistic Argonne v{sub 18} two-nucleon and Illinois-7 three-nucleon potentials are used to generate the nuclear wave functions. Contributions of two-body meson-exchange current (MEC) operators are included for magnetic moments and M1 transitions. The MEC operators have been derived in both a standard nuclear physics approach and a chiral effective field theory formulation with pions and nucleons including up to one-loop corrections. The two-body MEC contributions provide significant corrections and lead to very good agreement with experiment. Their effect is particularly pronounced in the A=9, T=3/2 systems, in which they provide up to ~20% (~40%) of the total predicted value for the {sup 9}Li ({sup 9}C) magnetic moment.

  14. Confinement-deconfinement transition due to spontaneous symmetry breaking in quantum Hall bilayers.

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    Pikulin, D I; Silvestrov, P G; Hyart, T

    2016-01-01

    Band-inverted electron-hole bilayers support quantum spin Hall insulator and exciton condensate phases. Interest in quantum spin Hall effect in these systems has recently put them in the spotlight. We investigate such a bilayer in an external magnetic field. We show that the interlayer correlations lead to formation of a helical quantum Hall exciton condensate state. Existence of the counterpropagating edge modes in this system results in formation of a ground state spin-texture not supporting gapless single-particle excitations. The charged edge excitations in a sufficiently narrow Hall bar are confined: a charge on one of the edges always gives rise to an opposite charge on the other edge. Magnetic field and gate voltages allow the control of a confinement-deconfinement transition of charged edge excitations, which can be probed with nonlocal conductance. Confinement-deconfinement transitions are of great interest, not least because of their possible significance in shedding light on the confinement problem of quarks. PMID:26804790

  15. Confinement-deconfinement transition due to spontaneous symmetry breaking in quantum Hall bilayers

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    Pikulin, D. I.; Silvestrov, P. G.; Hyart, T.

    2016-01-01

    Band-inverted electron-hole bilayers support quantum spin Hall insulator and exciton condensate phases. Interest in quantum spin Hall effect in these systems has recently put them in the spotlight. We investigate such a bilayer in an external magnetic field. We show that the interlayer correlations lead to formation of a helical quantum Hall exciton condensate state. Existence of the counterpropagating edge modes in this system results in formation of a ground state spin-texture not supporting gapless single-particle excitations. The charged edge excitations in a sufficiently narrow Hall bar are confined: a charge on one of the edges always gives rise to an opposite charge on the other edge. Magnetic field and gate voltages allow the control of a confinement-deconfinement transition of charged edge excitations, which can be probed with nonlocal conductance. Confinement-deconfinement transitions are of great interest, not least because of their possible significance in shedding light on the confinement problem of quarks.

  16. Anomalous Parity-Time Symmetry Transition away from an Exceptional Point

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    Ge, Li

    2016-01-01

    Parity-time (PT) symmetric systems have two distinguished phases, e.g., one with real energy eigenvalues and the other with complex conjugate eigenvalues. To enter one phase from the other, it is believed that the system must pass through an exceptional point, which is a non-Hermitian degenerate point with coalesced eigenvalues and eigenvectors. In this letter we reveal an anomalous PT transition that takes place away from an exceptional point in a nonlinear system: as the nonlinearity increases, the original linear system evolves along two distinct PT-symmetric trajectories, each of which can have an exceptional point. However, the two trajectories collide and vanish away from these exceptional points, after which the system is left with a PT-broken phase. We first illustrate this phenomenon using a coupled mode theory and then exemplify it using paraxial wave propagation in a transverse periodic potential.

  17. Interplay of topology and interactions in quantum Hall topological insulators: U(1) symmetry, tunable Luttinger liquid, and interaction-induced phase transitions

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    Kharitonov, Maxim; Juergens, Stefan; Trauzettel, Björn

    2016-07-01

    We consider a class of quantum Hall topological insulators: topologically nontrivial states with zero Chern number at finite magnetic field, in which the counterpropagating edge states are protected by a symmetry (spatial or spin) other than time-reversal. HgTe-type heterostructures and graphene are among the relevant systems. We study the effect of electron interactions on the topological properties of the system. We particularly focus on the vicinity of the topological phase transition, marked by the crossing of two Landau levels, where the system is a strongly interacting quantum Hall ferromagnet. We analyze the edge properties using the formalism of the nonlinear σ -model. We establish the symmetry requirement for the topological protection in this interacting system: effective continuous U(1) symmetry with respect to uniaxial isospin rotations must be preserved. If U(1) symmetry is preserved, the topologically nontrivial phase persists; its edge is a helical Luttinger liquid with highly tunable effective interactions. We obtain explicit analytical expressions for the parameters of the Luttinger liquid in the quantum-Hall-ferromagnet regime. However, U(1) symmetry may be broken, either spontaneously or by U(1)-asymmetric interactions. In either case, interaction-induced transitions occur to the respective topologically trivial phases with gapped edge charge excitations.

  18. Opportunities for collective model and chirality studies at TRIUMF

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    First predictions for a specific case of the particle-hole-core coupling model which takes advantage of symmetries of a triaxial rotor with γ = 90° are reviewed. Results of the model calculations point towards existence of stable chiral geometry in specific configurations involving high-j orbitals. Next, experimental information on doublet bands built on unique parity, πh11/2νh11/2 intruder states in odd-odd 134Pr is discussed; in particular observed disagreements between electromagnetic transitions within the doublet structures which is pointed out as inconsistent with the simplest models. Finally, the unique experimental infrastructure developed at the Tri-University Meson Facility (TRIUMF) Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics is presented including a range of isotopes in the mass 130 region that are accessible as beams and which can possibly yield significant new information in investigations of nuclear chirality. (author)

  19. Chiral Electronics

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    Kharzeev, Dmitri E.; Yee, Ho-Ung

    2012-01-01

    We consider the properties of electric circuits involving Weyl semimetals. The existence of the anomaly-induced chiral magnetic current in a Weyl semimetal subjected to magnetic field causes an interesting and unusual behavior of such circuits. We consider two explicit examples: i) a circuit involving the "chiral battery" and ii) a circuit that can be used as a "quantum amplifier" of magnetic field. The unique properties of these circuits stem from the chiral anomaly and may be utilized for c...

  20. Chiral Properties in ^134Pr

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    Starosta, K.; Chiara, C. J.; Fossan, D. B.; Koike, T.; Beausang, C. W.; Hecht, A. A.; Boston, A. J.; Chantler, H. J.; Paul, E. S.; Scraggs, H. C.; Simons, A.; Wadsworth, R.; Clark, R. M.

    2001-04-01

    The πh_11/2νh_11/2 doublet bands in ^134Pr, which represent the best evidence to date for chiral symmetry breaking in odd-odd nuclei [1], were investigated with the GAMMASPHERE array using the ^116Cd(^23Na,5n) reaction at 115 MeV. From thin-target data, the nearly degenerate ΔI=1 side band was extended from a 9^+ bandhead up to a spin of 24^+ with E2 crossovers, a total of 15 units of spin, while the main yrast band was observed from an 8^+ bandhead to 24^+. Measured γ-ray intensities suggest a staggering of the B(M1)/B(E2) ratios in the main band with the ratio smaller for even-spin initial states; these compare well with those of other N=75 isotones. Relative transition rates for γ-rays linking the doublet bands have also been extracted. Analysis of backed-target data aimed at absolute transition rates is underway. The results will be compared to calculations with particle-hole triaxial-rotor and 3-D TAC models. [1mm] [1] C.M.Petrache, et al., Nucl.Phys.A597(1996)106; V.I.Dimitrov, et al., PRL 84(2000)5732; K. Starosta, et al., PRL 86(2001).