Properties of the bound states of super Yang-Mills-Chern-Simons theory

J. R. Hiller, S. S. Pinsky, U. Trittmann

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We apply supersymmetric discrete light-cone quantization (SDLCQ) to the study of supersymmetric Yang-Mills-Chern-Simons (SYM-CS) theory on R×S1×S1. One of the compact directions is chosen to be lightlike and the other to be spacelike. Since the SDLCQ regularization explicitly preserves supersymmetry, this theory is totally finite, and thus we can solve for bound-state wave functions and masses numerically without renormalizing. The Chern-Simons term is introduced here to provide masses for the particles while remaining totally within a supersymmetric context. We examine the free, weak and strong-coupling spectrum. The transverse direction is discussed as a model for universal extra dimensions in the gauge sector. The wave functions are used to calculate the structure functions of the lowest mass states. We discuss the properties of Kaluza-Klein states and focus on how they appear at strong coupling. We also discuss a set of anomalously light states which are reflections of the exact Bogomol'nyi-Prasad-Sommerfield states of the underlying SYM theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number125015
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2002


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