Dilaton chiral perturbation theory and applications
1 Department of Physics and Astronomy, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 94132, USA
2 Raymond and Beverly Sackler School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, 69978, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Published online: 11 January 2022
We review dilaton chiral perturbation theory (dChPT), the effective low-energy theory for the light sector of near-conformal, confining theories. dChPT provides a systematic expansion in both the fermion mass and the distance to the conformal window. It accounts for the pions and the light scalar, the approximate Nambu–Goldstone bosons for chiral and scale symmetry, respectively. A unique feature of dChPT is the existence of a large-mass regime in which the theory exhibits approximate hyperscaling, while the expansion nevertheless remains systematic. We discuss applications to lattice data, presenting successes as well as directions for future work.
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