Chiral-symmetry breaking in 2+1 dimensions

Thomas Appelquist, Mark J. Bowick, Eugene Cohler, L. C.R. Wijewardhana

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Chiral-symmetry breaking in (2+1)-dimensional QED is studied in the many-flavor limit. Analytical and numerical solutions of the Dyson-Schwinger equation are found. Substitution of the symmetry-breaking solution in the composite-operator effective potential indicates that it is favored over the symmetric solution. Improvements and possible extensions of the analysis are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1715-1718
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number17
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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