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Vanishing DC holographic conductivity from a magnetic monopole condensate

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Author(s):
Rougemont, Romulo [1] ; Noronha, Jorge [1, 2] ; Zarro, Carlos A. D. [3] ; Wotzasek, Clovis [3] ; Guimaraes, Marcelo S. [4] ; Granado, Diego R. [4, 5]
Total Authors: 6
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Fis, BR-05315970 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Columbia Univ, Dept Phys, New York, NY 10027 - USA
[3] Univ Fed Rio de Janeiro, Inst Fis, BR-21941972 Rio De Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
[4] Univ Estado Rio de Janeiro, Inst Fis, BR-20550013 Rio De Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
[5] Univ Ghent, Dept Phys & Astron, B-9000 Ghent - Belgium
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of High Energy Physics; n. 7 JUL 14 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

We show how to obtain a vanishing DC conductivity in 3-dimensional strongly coupled QFT's using a massive 2-form field in the bulk that satisfies a special kind of boundary condition. The real and imaginary parts of the AC conductivity are evaluated in this holographic setup and we show that the DC conductivity identically vanishes even for an arbitrarily small (though nonzero) value of the 2-form mass in the bulk. We identify the bulk action of the massive 2-form with an effective theory describing a phase in which magnetic monopoles have condensed in the bulk. Our results indicate that a condensate of magnetic monopoles in a 4-dimensional bulk leads to a vanishing DC holographic conductivity in 3-dimensional strongly coupled QFT's. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/04036-0 - Computation of the properties of the quark-gluon plasma at nonzero temperature and baryonic density using the holographic correspondence
Grantee:Rômulo Cesar Rougemont Pereira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate