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Holographic Q-lattices.

Donos, Aristomenis and Gauntlett, Jerome P. (2014) 'Holographic Q-lattices.', Journal of high energy physics., 2014 (4). 040.


We introduce a new framework for constructing black hole solutions that are holographically dual to strongly coupled field theories with explicitly broken translation invariance. Using a classical gravitational theory with a continuous global symmetry leads to constructions that involve solving ODEs instead of PDEs. We study in detail D = 4 Einstein-Maxwell theory coupled to a complex scalar field with a simple mass term. We construct black holes dual to metallic phases which exhibit a Drude-type peak in the optical conductivity, but there is no evidence of an intermediate scaling that has been reported in other holographic lattice constructions. We also construct black holes dual to insulating phases which exhibit a suppression of spectral weight at low frequencies. We show that the model also admits a novel AdS 3 × R solution.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Gauge-gravity correspondence, Black Holes in String Theory, AdS-CFT Correspondence, Holography and condensed matter physics (AdS/CMT).
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Publisher statement:Open Access, © The Authors. Article funded by SCOAP3. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 4.0), which permits any use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.
Date accepted:04 March 2014
Date deposited:27 April 2015
Date of first online publication:April 2014
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