Dynamical symmetry breaking in four-fermion interaction models

Rosenstein Baruch*, Brian J. Warr, Seon H. Park

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Dynamical symmetry breaking in 4-fermion models in 2 + 1 dimensions is quantitatively studied. We use the 1/N expansion and show that these models are renormalizable in this framework, in spite of their non-renormalizability in weak coupling expansion. The particular topics discussed include interactions of composite Goldstone bosons with other particles and among themselves, low-energy theorems, chiral lagrangians, the effects of explicit symmetry breaking, and the thermodynamics of the dynamical symmetry restoring phase transition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-108
Number of pages50
JournalPhysics Reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1991


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