We study BPS domain walls in four-dimensional N = 1 massive SQCD with gauge group SU (N) and F < N flavors. We propose a class of three-dimensional Chern-Simons-matter theories to describe the effective dynamics on the walls. Our proposal passes several checks, including the exact matching between its vacua and the solutions to the four-dimensional BPS domain wall equations, that we solve in the small mass regime. As the flavor mass is varied, domain walls undergo a second-order phase transition, where multiple vacua coalesce into a single one. For special values of the parameters, the phase transition exhibits supersymmetry enhancement. Our proposal includes and extends previous results in the literature, providing a complete picture of BPS domain walls for F < N massive SQCD. A similar picture holds also for SQCD with gauge group Sp (N) and F < N + 1 flavors.
|Titolo:||Living on the walls of super-QCD|
|Autori:||Bashmakov, Vladimir; Benini, Francesco; Benvenuti, Sergio; Bertolini, Matteo|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Numero di Articolo:||044|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.21468/SciPostPhys.6.4.044|
|Fulltext via DOI:||http://dx.doi.org/10.21468/SciPostPhys.6.4.044|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|