Transmutation of nonlocal scale in infinite derivative field theoriesBuoninfante, L., Ghoshal, A., Lambiase, G. & Mazumdar, A., 19-Feb-2019, In : Physical Review D. 99, 4, 9 p., 044032.
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In this paper we will show an ultraviolet-infrared connection for ghost-free infinite derivative field theories where the Lagrangians are made up of exponentials of entire functions. In particular, for N-point amplitudes a new scale emerges in the infrared from the ultraviolet, i.e., M-eff similar to M-s / N-alpha, where M-s is the fundamental scale beyond the Standard Model and alpha > 0 depends on the specific choice of an entire function and on whether we consider zero or nonzero external momenta. We will illustrate this by first considering a scalar toy model with a cubic interaction and subsequently a scalar toy model inspired by ghost-free infinite derivative theories of gravity. We will briefly discuss some phenomenological implications, such as making the nonlocal region macroscopic in the infrared.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Physical Review D|
|Publication status||Published - 19-Feb-2019|