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The AdS/CFT/Unparticle Correspondence

Abstract : We examine the correspondence between the anti-de Sitter (AdS) description of conformal field theories (CFTs) and the unparticle description of CFTs. We show how unparticle actions are equivalent to holographic boundary actions for fields in AdS, and how massive unparticles provide a new type of infrared cutoff that can be simply implemented in AdS by a soft breaking of conformal symmetry. We also show that processes involving scalar unparticles with dimensions d_s<2 or fermion unparticles with dimensions d_f<5/2 are insensitive to ultraviolet cutoff effects. Finally we show that gauge interactions for unparticles can be described by bulk gauge interactions in AdS and that they correspond to minimal gauging of the non-local effective action, and we compute the fermion unparticle production cross-section.
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G. Cacciapaglia, G. Marandella, J. Terning. The AdS/CFT/Unparticle Correspondence. Journal of High Energy Physics, Springer, 2009, 0902, pp.049. ⟨10.1088/1126-6708/2009/02/049⟩. ⟨in2p3-00383235⟩



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