We employ the light-cone formalism to construct in the (super) Yang-Mills theories in the multi-color limit the one-loop dilatation operator acting on single trace products of chiral superfields separated by light-like distances. In the N=4 Yang-Mills theory it exhausts all Wilson operators of the maximal Lorentz spin while in nonsupersymmetric Yang-Mills theory it is restricted to the sector of maximal helicity gluonic operators. We show that the dilatation operator in all N-extended super-Yang-Mills theories is given by the same integral operator which acts on the (N+1)-dimensional superspace and is invariant under the SL(2N) superconformal transformations. We construct the R-matrix on this space and identify the dilatation operator as the Hamiltonian of the Heisenberg SL(2N) spin chain.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics|
|State||Published - Aug 5 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics