Superconformai operators in N=4 super-Yang-Mills theory

A. V. Belitsky, S. É Derkachov, G. P. Korchemsky, A. N. Manashov

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We construct, in the framework of the N=4 SYM theory, a supermultiplet of twist-two conformai operators and study their renormalization properties. The components of the supermultiplet have the same anomalous dimension and enter as building blocks into multiparticle quasipartonic operators. The latter are determined by the condition that their twist equals the number of elementary constituent fields from which they are built. A unique feature of the N=4 SYM is that all quasipartonic operators with different SU(4) quantum numbers fall into a single supermultiplet. Among them there is a subsector of the operators of maximal helicity, which has been known to be integrable in the multi-color limit in QCD, independent of the presence of supersymmetry. In the N= 4 SYM theory, this symmetry is extended to the whole supermultiplet of quasipartonic operators and the one-loop dilatation operator coincides with a Hamiltonian of integrable SL(2|4) Heisenberg spin chain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number045021
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number4 B
StatePublished - Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes

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