Symmetry enhancement and duality walls in 5d gauge theories

Ivan Garozzo, Noppadol Mekareeya, Matteo Sacchi, Gabi Zafrir

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Gauge theories in four dimensions can exhibit interesting low energy phenomena, such as infrared enhancements of global symmetry. We explore a class of 4d N = 1 gauge theories arising from a construction that is motivated by duality walls in 5d gauge theories. Their quiver descriptions bear a resemblance to 4d theories obtained by compactifying 6d N = (1, 0) superconformal field theories on a torus with fluxes, but with lower number of flavours and different number of gauge singlets and superpotentials. One of the main features of these theories is that they exhibit a flavour symmetry enhancement, and with supersymmetry enhancement for certain models, in the infrared. Properties of the superconformal fixed points of such theories are investigated in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Article number159
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2020
Externally publishedYes

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  • Duality in Gauge Field Theories
  • Supersym- metry and Duality
  • Supersymmetric Gauge Theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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