Sigma models on fiber bundles with a Grassmannian base space

Daniel Schubring, Mikhail Shifman

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Some magnetic phenomena in correlated electron systems were recently shown to be described in the continuum limit by a class of sigma models with a target space interpolating between S3 and CP1. In this paper we study a generalization of such models with a target space given by a fiber bundle with a Grassmannian base space. The metric of our target space is shown to be left-symmetric which implies that it is fully parametrized by two constants: the first one - the conventional coupling constant - is responsible for the overall scale of the target space while the second constant κ parametrizes the size of the fibers. In two dimensions these sigma models are perturbatively renormalizable. We calculate their β functions to two loops and find the RG flow of the coupling constants. We calculate the two-point function in the UV limit, which has a power law dependence with an exponent dependent on the RG trajectory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number045003
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 6 2020

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