We extend the study of the two-dimensional euclidean ϕ 4 theory initiated in ref. [1] to the ℤ 2 broken phase. In particular, we compute in perturbation theory up to N 4 LO in the quartic coupling the vacuum energy, the vacuum expectation value of ϕ and the mass gap of the theory. We determine the large order behavior of the perturbative series by finding the leading order finite action complex instanton configuration in the ℤ 2 broken phase. Using an appropriate conformal mapping, we then Borel resum the perturbative series. Interestingly enough, the truncated perturbative series for the vacuum energy and the vacuum expectation value of the field is reliable up to the critical coupling where a second order phase transition occurs, and breaks down around the transition for the mass gap. We compute the vacuum energy using also an alternative perturbative series, dubbed exact perturbation theory, that allows us to effectively reach N 8 LO in the quartic coupling. In this way we can access the strong coupling region of the ℤ 2 broken phase and test Chang duality by comparing the vacuum energies computed in three different descriptions of the same physical system. This result can also be considered as a confirmation of the Borel summability of the theory. Our results are in very good agreement (and with comparable or better precision) with those obtained by Hamiltonian truncation methods. We also discuss some subtleties related to the physical interpretation of the mass gap and provide evidence that the kink mass can be obtained by analytic continuation from the unbroken to the broken phase.

λϕ 4 theory — Part II. the broken phase beyond NNNN(NNNN)LO / Serone, M.; Spada, G.; Villadoro, G.. - In: JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS. - ISSN 1029-8479. - 2019:5(2019), pp. 1-35. [10.1007/JHEP05(2019)047]

λϕ 4 theory — Part II. the broken phase beyond NNNN(NNNN)LO

Serone, M.
;
Spada, G.
;
Villadoro, G.
2019

Abstract

We extend the study of the two-dimensional euclidean ϕ 4 theory initiated in ref. [1] to the ℤ 2 broken phase. In particular, we compute in perturbation theory up to N 4 LO in the quartic coupling the vacuum energy, the vacuum expectation value of ϕ and the mass gap of the theory. We determine the large order behavior of the perturbative series by finding the leading order finite action complex instanton configuration in the ℤ 2 broken phase. Using an appropriate conformal mapping, we then Borel resum the perturbative series. Interestingly enough, the truncated perturbative series for the vacuum energy and the vacuum expectation value of the field is reliable up to the critical coupling where a second order phase transition occurs, and breaks down around the transition for the mass gap. We compute the vacuum energy using also an alternative perturbative series, dubbed exact perturbation theory, that allows us to effectively reach N 8 LO in the quartic coupling. In this way we can access the strong coupling region of the ℤ 2 broken phase and test Chang duality by comparing the vacuum energies computed in three different descriptions of the same physical system. This result can also be considered as a confirmation of the Borel summability of the theory. Our results are in very good agreement (and with comparable or better precision) with those obtained by Hamiltonian truncation methods. We also discuss some subtleties related to the physical interpretation of the mass gap and provide evidence that the kink mass can be obtained by analytic continuation from the unbroken to the broken phase.
2019
5
1
35
047
https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.05023
Serone, M.; Spada, G.; Villadoro, G.
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