Testing the Bethe ansatz with large N renormalons
Département de Physique Théorique et Section de Mathématiques, Université de Genève, 1211, Geneva, Switzerland
Accepted: 26 July 2021
Published online: 12 August 2021
The ground-state energy of integrable asymptotically free theories can be conjecturally computed using the Bethe ansatz once the theory has been coupled to an external potential through a conserved charge. This leads to a precise prediction for the perturbative expansion of the energy. We provide a non-trivial test of this prediction in the non-linear sigma model and its supersymmetric extension, by calculating analytically the associated Feynman diagrams at next-to-leading order in the 1/N expansion, and at all loops. By investigating the large order behavior of the diagrams, we locate the position of the renormalons of the theory and we obtain an analytic expression for the large N trans-series associated to each. As a spin-off of our calculation, we provide a direct derivation of the beta function of these theories, at next-to-leading order in the 1/N expansion.
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