02.10.2013 (Wednesday)

Universal scaling properties of holographic cohesive phases

Regular Seminar Blaise Gouteraux (Nordita)

14:00 IC
room H503

In this talk, we focus on strongly-coupled, translation-invariant holographic phases at finite density. We show that they can be classified according to the scaling behavior of the metric, the electric potential and the electric flux, introducing to new scaling exponents (cohesion and conduction). Solutions fall into two classes, depending on whether they break relativistic symmetry or not. We show that the dimensions of IR operators are governed by the new scaling exponents, as well as the low-frequency scaling of the optical conductivity. We show that thermodynamically stable phases are always gapless. Finally, we examine a refinement of the holographic entanglement entropy sensitive to the IR behaviour of the electric flux, and show that the minimal surface thus obtained can be different from the Ryu-Takayanagi proposal depending on the cohesion exponent.