## Abstract

Systematizing our results on r duality obtained previously we focus on comparing r duality with the generalized Seiberg duality in the r vacua of N=2 and N=1 super-Yang-Mills theories with the U(N) gauge group and N _{f} matter flavors (N _{f}>N). The number of condensed (s)quarks r is assumed to be in the interval 23N _{f}<r≤N. To pass to N=1 we introduce an N=2-breaking deformation, a mass term μ for the adjoint matter, eventually decoupling the adjoint matter in the limit of large μ. If one starts from a large value of the parameter ξ∼μm, where the original theory is at weak coupling, and let ξ decrease, one hits a crossover transition from weak to strong coupling (here m is a typical value of the quark masses). Below this transition the original theory is described in terms of a weakly coupled infrared-free r dual theory with the U(N _{f}-r) gauge group and N _{f} light quarklike dyon flavors. Dyon condensation leads to confinement of monopoles, defying a naive expectation of quark confinement. The quarks and gauge bosons of the original theory are in an "instead-of- confinement" phase. The r and Seiberg dualities are demonstrated to coincide in the r=N vacua. In the 23N _{f}<r<N vacua two dualities do not match. In this window Seiberg's dual is at strong coupling while our r-dual model is at weak coupling. Thus, we can speak of triality. Seiberg's dual solution at weak coupling reappears again at r<N _{f}-N<13N _{f}.

Original language | English (US) |
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Article number | 065003 |

Journal | Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology |

Volume | 86 |

Issue number | 6 |

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State | Published - Sep 5 2012 |