Confinement transition of ℤ2 gauge theories coupled to massless fermions: Emergent quantum chromodynamics and SO(5) symmetry

@article{Gazit2018ConfinementTO,
  title={Confinement transition of ℤ2 gauge theories coupled to massless fermions: Emergent quantum chromodynamics and SO(5) symmetry},
  author={S. Gazit and Fakher F. Assaad and S. Sachdev and A. Vishwanath and C. Wang},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  year={2018},
  volume={115},
  pages={E6987 - E6995}
}
  • S. Gazit, Fakher F. Assaad, +2 authors C. Wang
  • Published 2018
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Significance Universal properties of quantum (zero-temperature) phase transitions are typically well-described by the classical Landau theory of spontaneous symmetry breaking. A paradigmatic counterexample is deconfined criticality, where quantum interference allows for a direct and continuous transition between states with distinct symmetry-breaking patterns, a phenomenon that is classically forbidden. In this work, we extend the scope of deconfined criticality to a case where breaking of a… CONTINUE READING
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