The discrete ℤ2Nc symmetry and effective superpotential in SUSY gluodynamics

Gregory Gabadadze

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    We find an expression for the effective superpotential describing the Nc vacua of SU(Nc) SUSY gluodynamics. The superpotential reduces in some approximation to the Veneziano-Yankielowicz expression amended by the term restoring the discrete ℤ2Nc symmetry. Moreover, the superpotential, being restricted to one particular vacuum state, yields the expression which was derived recently to describe all the lowest-spin physical states of the theory. The corresponding scalar potential has no cusp singularities and can be used to study the domain walls interpolating between the chirally asymmetric vacua of the model.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)650-665
    Number of pages16
    JournalNuclear Physics B
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Apr 12 1999


    • Discrete symmetry
    • Superpotential
    • Supersymmetry

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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