The boundary thermodynamic Bethe Ansatz (BTBA) equations introduced in [1, 2] to describe the cusp anomalous dimension contain imaginary chemical potentials and singular boundary fugacities, which make its systematic expansion problematic. We propose an alternative formulation based on real chemical potentials and additional source terms. We expand our equations to double wrapping order and find complete agreement with the direct two-loop gauge theory computation of the cusp anomalous dimension.
- AdS-CFT Correspondence
- Integrable Field Theories
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics