A phase cell cluster expansion for Euclidean field theories Academic Article uri icon


  • We adapt the cluster expansion first used to treat infrared problems for lattice models (a mass zero cluster expansion) to the usual field theory situation. The field is expanded in terms of special block spin functions and the cluster expansion given in terms of the expansion coefficients (phase cell variables); the cluster expansion expresses correlation functions in terms of contributions from finite coupled subsets of these variables. Most of the present work is carried through in d space time dimensions (for 24 the details of the cluster expansion are pursued and convergence is proven). Thus most of the results in the present work will apply to a treatment of 34 to which we hope to return in a succeeding paper. Of particular interest in this paper is a substitute for the stability of the vacuum bound appropriate to this cluster expansion (for d = 2 and d = 3), and a new method for performing estimates with tree graphs. The phase cell cluster expansions have the renormalization group incorporated intimately into their structure. We hope they will be useful ultimately in treating four dimensional field theories. 1982.

published proceedings

  • Annals of Physics

author list (cited authors)

  • Battle, G. A., & Federbush, P.

citation count

  • 57

complete list of authors

  • Battle, Guy A||Federbush, Paul

publication date

  • January 1982