Deconfinement at the Argyres-Douglas point in SU(2) gauge theory with broken N=2 supersymmetry

A. Gorsky, A. Vainshtein, A. Yung

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We consider chiral condensates in SU(2) gauge theory with broken N=2 supersymmetry. The matter sector contains an adjoint multiplet and one fundamental flavor. Matter and gaugino condensates are determined by integrating out the adjoint field. The only nonperturbative input is the Affleck-Dine-Seiberg (ADS) superpotential generated by one instanton plus the Konishi anomaly. These results are consistent with those obtained by the `integrating in' procedure, including a reproduction of the Seiberg-Witten curve from the ADS superpotential. We then calculate monopole, dyon, and charge condensates using the Seiberg-Witten approach. We show that the monopole and charge condensates vanish at the Argyres-Douglas point where the monopole and charge vacua collide. We interpret this phenomenon as a deconfinement of electric and magnetic charges at the Argyres-Douglas point.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-215
Number of pages19
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Sep 18 2000


  • 11.15.-q
  • 11.30.Pb
  • 14.80.Hv
  • Chiral condensates
  • Monopole
  • Supersymmetric gauge theories

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