D'Elia, M. and Farchioni, F. and Papa, A. (1997) *Renormalization group flow and fixed point of the lattice topological charge in the 2-d O(3) sigma-model.* Physical review. D, Particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology, 55 . p. 2274. ISSN 1550-7998

## Abstract

We study the renormalization group evolution up to the fixed point of the lattice topological susceptibility in the 2-d O(3) non-linear sigma-model. We start with a discretization of the continuum topological charge by a local charge density, polynomial in the lattice fields. Among the different choices we propose also a Symanzik--improved lattice topological charge. We check step by step in the renormalization group iteration the progressive dumping of quantum fluctuations, which are responsible for the additive and multiplicative renormalizations of the lattice topological susceptibility with respect to the continuum definition. We find that already after three iterations these renormalizations are negligible and an excellent approximation of the fixed point is achieved. We also check by an explicit calculation that the assumption of slowly varying fields in iterating the renormalization group does not lead to a good approximation of the fixed point charge operator.

Item Type: | Article |
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Additional Information: | Imported from arXiv |

Subjects: | Area02 - Scienze fisiche > FIS/02 - Fisica teorica, modelli e metodi matematici |

Divisions: | Dipartimenti (from 2013) > DIPARTIMENTO DI FISICA |

Depositing User: | dott.ssa Sandra Faita |

Date Deposited: | 29 Jan 2014 23:01 |

Last Modified: | 29 Jan 2014 23:01 |

URI: | http://eprints.adm.unipi.it/id/eprint/1479 |

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