Nonperturbative studies of supersymmetric matrix quantum mechanics with 4 and 8 supercharges at finite temperature

Masanori Hanada, So Matsuura, Jun Nishimura, Daniel Robles-Llana

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number60
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1



  • Field theories in lower dimensions
  • Nonperturbative effects
  • Supersymmetric gauge theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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