On correlation functions in the perturbed minimal models M2,2n+1

A. A. Belavin, V. A. Belavin, A. V. Litvinov, Y. P. Pugai, Al B. Zamolodchikov

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Two-point correlation functions of spin operators in the minimal models Mp,p′ perturbed by the field Φ13 are studied in the framework of conformal perturbation theory [Nucl. Phys. B 348 (1991) 619]. The first-order corrections for the structure functions are derived analytically in terms of gamma functions. Together with the exact vacuum expectation values of local operators, this gives the short-distance expansion of the correlation functions.The long-distance behaviors of these correlation functions in the case M2,2n+1 have been worked out using a form-factor bootstrap approach. The results of numerical calculations demonstrate that the short- and long-distance expansions match at the intermediate distances. Including the descendent operators in the OPE drastically improves the convergency region. The combination of the two methods thus describes the correlation functions at all length scales with good precision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)587-614
Number of pages28
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number3
StatePublished - 12 Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes


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