Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

Volume 7 (2003)

Number 2

Chiral Rings, Superpotentials and the Vacuum Structure of N = 1 Supersymmetric Gauge Theories

Pages: 269 – 305



Andreas Brandhuber

Harald Ita

Harald Nieder

Yaron Oz

Christian Romelsberger


We use the Konishi anomaly equations to construct the exact effective superpotential of the glueball superfields in various N = 1 supersymmetric gauge theories. We use the superpotentials to study in detail the structure of the spaces of vacua of these theories. We consider chiral and non-chiral 1SU(N) models, the exceptional gauge group G2 and models that break supersymmetry dynamically.

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