The β-function in supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory

D. R.T. Jones, L. Mezincescu

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We show by means of the Adler-Bardeen theorem how to calculate the two-loop β function from a one-loop calculation of the superconformal anomaly in a supersymmetric gauge theory with arbitrary superpotential. The N = 2 and N = 4 cases are also briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-244
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number4
StatePublished - Mar 8 1984
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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