Infinitely many regulator fields for chiral fermions

Rajamani Narayanan, Herbert Neuberger

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Abstract

We show that two recent independent proposals for regularizing a chiral gauge theory stem from one common trick. If the anomaly free complex representation carried by the righthanded Fermi-fields is r one constructs a vector like theory with flavored right handed fermionic matter in r+r but with a mass matrix of the order of the cutoff and having an index equal to unity in an infinite dimensional flavor space. We present a Pauli-Villars realization of the trick that is likely to work to all orders in perturbation theory and a lattice version which is argued to produce the correct continuum leading order fermionic contribution to the vacuum polarization tensor and readied for further perturbative checks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-69
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume302
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 18 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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