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Title: QCD3 and the Replica Method
Authors: Akemann, G
Dalmazi, D
Damgaard, PH
Verbaarschot, JJM
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Citation: Nucl.Phys. B601(2001): 77-124
Abstract: Using the replica method, we analyze the mass dependence of the QCD3 partition function in a parameter range where the leading contribution is from the zero momentum Goldstone fields. Three complementary approaches are considered in this article. First, we derive exact relations between the QCD3 partition function and the QCD4 partition function continued to half-integer topological charge. The replica limit of these formulas results in exact relations between the corresponding microscopic spectral densities of QCD3 and QCD4. Replica calculations, which are exact for QCD4 at half-integer topological charge, thus result in exact expressions for the microscopic spectral density of the QCD3 Dirac operator. Second, we derive Virasoro constraints for the QCD3 partition function. They uniquely determine the small-mass expansion of the partition function and the corresponding sum rules for inverse Dirac eigenvalues. Due to de Wit – 't Hooft poles, the replica limit only reproduces the small mass expansion of the resolvent up to a finite number of terms. Third, the large mass expansion of the resolvent is obtained from the replica limit of a loop expansion of the QCD3 partition function. Because of Duistermaat–Heckman localization exact results are obtained for the microscopic spectral density in this way.
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