Spontaneous symmetry breaking at two loop in 3-d massless scalar electrodynamics

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Tan P., Tekin B. , Hosotani Y.

PHYSICS LETTERS B, vol.388, no.3, pp.611-620, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 388 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0370-2693(96)01191-4
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICS LETTERS B
  • Page Numbers: pp.611-620


In three-dimensional Maxwell-Chem-Simons massless scalar electrodynamics with phi(6) coupling, the U(1) symmetry is spontaneously broken at two loop order regardless of the presence or absence of the Maxwell term. Dimensional transmutation takes place in pure Chem-Simons scalar electrodynamics. The beta function for the phi(6) coupling is independent of gauge couplings.