One-loop finiteness of the four-dimensional Donaldson-Nair-Schiff non-linear sigma-model

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Abstract

The most general four-dimensional non-linear sigma-model, having second-order derivatives only and interacting with a background metric and an antisymmetric tensor field, is constructed. Despite its apparent non-renormalizability, just imposing the one-loop UV-finiteness conditions determines a unique model, which may be finite to all orders of the quantum perturbation theory. This model is known as the four-dimensional Donaldson-Nair-Schiff theory, which is a four-dimensional analogue of the standard two-dimensional Wess-Zumino-Novikov-Witten model, and whose unique finiteness properties and an infinite-dimensional current algebra have long been suspected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)390-396
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume383
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 1996

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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