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Descent Equation for superloop and cyclicity of OPE

Abstract We study the so-called Descent, or [bar over Q], Equation for the null polygonal supersymmetric Wilson loop in the framework of the pentagon operator product expansion. To properly address this problem, one requires to restore the cyclicity of the loop broken by the choice of OPE channels. In the course of the study, we unravel a phenomenon of twist enhancement when passing to a cyclically shifted channel. Currently, we focus on the consistency of the all-order Descent Equation for the particular case relating the NMHV heptagon to MHV hexagon. We find that the equation establishes a relation between contributions of different twists and successfully verify it in perturbation theory making use of available bootstrap predictions for elementar... (more)
Created Date 2016-10-24
Contributor Belitsky, Andrei (ASU author) / College of Liberal Arts and Sciences / Department of Physics
Type Text
Extent 19 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2016.10.011 / ISSN: 0550-3213 / ISSN: 1873-1562
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Citation Belitsky, A. (2016). Descent Equation for superloop and cyclicity of OPE. Nuclear Physics B, 913, 815-833. doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2016.10.011
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