We investigate thermodynamic properties of one-dimensional U(N) supersymmetric gauge theories with 4 and 8 supercharges in the planar large-N limit by Monte Carlo calculations. Unlike the 16 supercharge case, the threshold bound state with zero energy is widely believed not to exist in these models. This led A.V.Smilga to conjecture that the internal energy decreases exponentially at low temperature instead of decreasing with a power law. In the 16 supercharge case, the latter behavior was predicted from the dual black 0-brane geometry and confirmed recently by Monte Carlo calculations. Our results for the models with 4 and 8 supercharges indeed support the exponential behavior, revealing a qualitative difference from the 16 supercharge case.
- Field theories in lower dimensions
- Nonperturbative effects
- Supersymmetric gauge theory
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics