Generalized dynamical spin chain and 4-loop integrability in N = 6 superconformal Chern-Simons theory

Dongsu Bak, Hyunsoo Min, Soo Jong Rey

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We revisit unitary representation of centrally extended psu (2 | 2) excitation superalgebra. We find most generally that 'pseudo-momentum', not lattice momentum, diagonalizes spin chain Hamiltonian and leads to generalized dynamic spin chain. All known results point to lattice momentum diagonalization for N = 4 super-Yang-Mills theory. Having different interacting structure, we ask if N = 6 superconformal Chern-Simons theory provides an example of pseudo-momentum diagonalization. For SO (6) sector, we study maximal shuffling and next-to-maximal shuffling terms in the dilatation operator and compare them with results expected from psu (2 | 2) superalgebra and integrability. At two loops, we rederive maximal shuffling term (3-site) and find perfect agreement with known results. At four loops, we first find absence of next-to-maximal shuffling term (4-site), in agreement with prediction based on integrability. We next extract maximal shuffling term (5-site), the most relevant term for checking the possibility of pseudo-momentum diagonalization. Curiously, we find that result agrees with integrability prediction based on lattice momentum, as in N = 4 super-Yang-Mills theory. Consistency of our results is fully ensured by checks of renormalizability up to six loops.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-405
Number of pages25
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number3
StatePublished - 11 Mar 2010


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