Possible new phase for adjoint QCD

Erich Poppitz*, Thomas A. Ryttov

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We discuss an exotic phase that adjoint QCD possibly exhibits in the deep IR. It is a confining phase, with a light spectrum consisting of massless composite fermions. The discrete chiral symmetry is broken, with unbroken continuous chiral symmetry. We argue that it may give a description of the IR of adjoint QCD with three massless Weyl flavors and that it passes all consistency checks known to us.

Original languageEnglish
Article number091901
JournalPhysical Review D
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019

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