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Incoherent transport for phases that spontaneously break translations.

Donos, Aristomenis and Gauntlett, Jerome P. and Griffin, Tom and Ziogas, Vaios (2018) 'Incoherent transport for phases that spontaneously break translations.', Journal of high energy physics., 2018 (4). p. 53.


We consider phases of matter at finite charge density which spontaneously break spatial translations. Without taking a hydrodynamic limit we identify a boost invariant incoherent current operator. We also derive expressions for the small frequency behaviour of the thermoelectric conductivities generalising those that have been derived in a translationally invariant context. Within holographic constructions we show that the DC conductivity for the incoherent current can be obtained from a solution to a Stokes flow for an auxiliary fluid on the black hole horizon combined with specific thermodynamic quantities associated with the equilibrium black hole solutions.

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Date accepted:17 March 2018
Date deposited:26 April 2018
Date of first online publication:11 April 2018
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