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Striped phases from holography

Donos, Aristomenis



We discuss new types of second order phase transitions in holography by constructing striped black holes in D = 4 with AdS4 asymptotics. In the context of AdS/CFT, they provide the gravity duals to field theory phases in which translational symmetry is spontaneously broken due to the formation of current density waves. These black holes are associated to three dimensional CFTs at finite temperature and deformed by a uniform chemical potential. We numerically solve a non-linear system of PDEs in order to construct the black hole geometries and extract some of their thermodynamic properties.


Donos, A. (2013). Striped phases from holography. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2013(5), Article 59.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 23, 2013
Publication Date May 14, 2013
Deposit Date Dec 10, 2014
Publicly Available Date May 20, 2015
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Print ISSN 1126-6708
Publisher Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2013
Issue 5
Article Number 59
Keywords Gauge-gravity correspondence, AdS-CFT Correspondence, Holography and condensed matter physics, (AdS/CMT).
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