The quantum field theory describing the massive O(2) non-linear sigma-model is investigated through two non-perturbative constructions: the form factor bootstrap based on integrability and the lattice formulation as the XY model. The S-matrix, the spin and current two-point functions, as well as the 4-point coupling are computed and critically compared in both constructions. On the bootstrap side a new parafermionic super selection sector is found; in the lattice theory a recent prediction for the (logarithmic) decay of lattice artifacts is probed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics