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Higgs/amplitude mode dynamics from holography

Donos, Aristomenis and Pantelidou, Christiana (2022) 'Higgs/amplitude mode dynamics from holography.', Journal of High Energy Physics, 2022 (8).


Second order phase transitions are universally driven by an order parameter which becomes trivial at the critical point. At the same time, collective excitations which involve the amplitude of the order parameter develop a gap which smoothly closes to zero at criticality. We develop analytical techniques to study this “Higgs” mode in holographic systems which undergo a continuous phase transition at finite temperature and chemical potential. This allows us to study the linear response of the system at energy scales of the order of the gap. We express the Green’s functions of scalar operators in terms of thermodynamic quantities and a single transport coefficient which we fix in terms of black hole horizon data.

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Date accepted:31 July 2022
Date deposited:13 September 2022
Date of first online publication:24 August 2022
Date first made open access:13 September 2022

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