One-loop non-renormalization results in EFTs

J. Elias-Miró, J. R. Espinosa, A. Pomarol

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

34 Citations (Scopus)


© 2015 The Authors. In Effective Field Theories (EFTs) with higher-dimensional operators many anomalous dimensions vanish at the one-loop level. With the use of supersymmetry, and a classification of the operators according to their embedding in super-operators, we are able to understand why many of these anomalous dimensions are zero. The key observation is that one-loop contributions from superpartners trivially vanish in many cases under consideration, making the superfield formalism a powerful tool even for non-supersymmetric models. We show this in detail in a simple U(1) model with a scalar and fermions, and explain how to extend this to SM EFTs and the QCD Chiral Lagrangian. This provides an understanding of why most "current-current" operators do not renormalize "loop" operators at the one-loop level, and allows to find the few exceptions to this ubiquitous rule.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)272-280
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015


Dive into the research topics of 'One-loop non-renormalization results in EFTs'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this