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A Mixed Phase of SUSY
Gauge Theories from a-Maximization
Csaba Csaki, Patrick Meade, John Terning
(Submitted on 5 Mar 2004)
We study N=1 supersymmetric SU(N) gauge theories with an
antisymmetric tensor and F flavors using the recent proposal of
a-maximization by Intriligator and Wecht. This theory had previously
been studied using the method of "deconfinement", but such an
analysis was not conclusive since anomalous dimensions in the
non-perturbative regime could not be calculated. Using
a-maximization we show that for a large range of F the theory is at
an interacting superconformal fixed point. However, we also find
evidence that for a range of F the theory in the IR splits into a
free "magnetic" gauge sector and an interacting superconformal
sector.