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The low-energy limit of AdS(3)/CFT2 and its TBA

Bombardelli, D., Stefanski, B. & Torrielli, A. (2018). The low-energy limit of AdS(3)/CFT2 and its TBA. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2018(10), article number 177. doi: 10.1007/jhep10(2018)177


We investigate low-energy string excitations in AdS3 × S3 × T4. When the worldsheet is decompactified, the theory has gapless modes whose spectrum at low energies is determined by massless relativistic integrable S matrices of the type introduced by Al. B. Zamolodchikov. The S matrices are non-trivial only for excitations with identical worldsheet chirality, indicating that the low-energy theory is a CFT2. We construct a Thermodynamic Bethe Ansatz (TBA) for these excitations and show how the massless modes’ wrapping effects may be incorporated into the AdS3 spectral problem. Using the TBA and its associated Y-system, we determine the central charge of the low-energy CFT2 to be c = 6 from calculating the vacuum energy for antiperiodic fermions — with the vacuum energy being zero for periodic fermions in agreement with a supersymmetric theory — and find the energies of some excited states.

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Publisher Keywords: Conformal Field Theory, Integrable Field Theories, AdS-CFT Correspondence, Bethe Ansatz
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Mathematics
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