Thermal phase transition in a QCD-like holographic model


Evans, Nick and Threlfall, Ed (2008) Thermal phase transition in a QCD-like holographic model. Physical Review D, 78, 105020-[10pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.78.105020).

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We investigate the high temperature phase of a dilaton flow deformation of the AdS/CFT Correspondence. We argue that these geometries should be interpreted as the N=4 gauge theory perturbed by a SO(6) invariant scalar mass and that the high-temperature phase is just the well-known AdS-Schwarzschild solution. We compute, within supergravity, the resulting Hawking-Page phase transition which in this model can be interpreted as a deconfining transition in which the vev for the operator Tr F^2 dissolves. In the presence of quarks the model also displays a simultaneous chiral symmetry restoring transition with the Goldstone mode and other quark bound states dissolving into the thermal bath.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1550-2368 (print)
1538-4500 (electronic)
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Physics and Astronomy > Southampton High Energy Physics
ePrint ID: 64176
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2009
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:45
Contact Email Address: cs@phys.soton.ac.uk
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/64176

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