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Instantons versus supersymmetry

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a Russian Federation State Scientific Center A.I. Alikhanov Institute ofTheoretical and Experimental Physics, ul. Bolshaya Cheremushkinskaya 25, Moscow, 117259, Russian Federation

The present review is a revised version of lectures given at the Bakuriani (Georgia) Workshop on High Energy Physics (January 1985). A discussion is given of the recently discovered phenomenon of instanton-generated dynamical symmetry breaking in supersymmetric gauge theories with matter. For a definite choice of the matter multiplets, the gauge invariance is necessarily spontaneously broken, the gauge bosons acquire mass, the variation of the coupling constant ceases, and a weak-coupling regime sets in. This sometimes also involves spontaneous breakdown of the supersymmetry. A description is given of the fundamental aspects as well as the specific dynamical scenarios realized in the most typical models.

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PACS: 11.30.Pb, 11.15.−q, 11.30.Qc, 11.30.Ly, 11.30.Na, 12.38.−t (all)
DOI: 10.1070/PU1985v028n08ABEH003885
URL: https://ufn.ru/en/articles/1985/8/d/
Citation: Vainshtein A I, Zakharov V I, Shifman M A "Instantons versus supersymmetry" Sov. Phys. Usp. 28 709–723 (1985)
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