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Flowing to $$ \mathcal{N} $$ = 3 ChernSimonsmatter theory
A bstract New renormalisation group flows of threedimensional ChernSimons theories with a single gauge group SU( N ) and adjoint matter are found holographically. These RG flows have an infrared fixed point given by a CFT with $$ \mathcal{N} $$ N = 3 supersymmetry and SU(2) flavour symmetry. The ultraviolet fixed point is again described by a CFT with either $$ \mathcal{N} $$ N = 2 and SU(3) symmetry or $$ \mathcal{N} $$ N = 1 and G 2 symmetry. The gauge/gravity duals of these RG flows are constructed as domainwall solutions of a gauged supergravity model in four dimensions that enjoys an embedding into massive IIA supergravity. A concrete RG flow that brings a mass deformation of the $$ \mathcal{N} $$ N = 2 CFT into the $$ \mathcal{N} $$ N = 3 CFT at low energies is described in detail.
 Award ID(s):
 1720364
 Publication Date:
 NSFPAR ID:
 10253210
 Journal Name:
 Journal of High Energy Physics
 Volume:
 2020
 Issue:
 3
 ISSN:
 10298479
 Sponsoring Org:
 National Science Foundation
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