Myers, Robert C., Starinets, Andrei O. and Thomson, Rowan M.
Holographic spectral functions and diffusion constants for fundamental matter
Journal of High Energy Physics, 11, (91), . (doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2007/11/091).
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The holographic dual of large-Nc super-Yang-Mills coupled to a small number of flavours of fundamental matter, Nf << Nc, is described by Nf probe D7-branes in the gravitational background of Nc black D3-branes. This system undergoes a first order phase transition characterised by the `melting' of the mesons. We study the high temperature phase in which the D7-branes extend through the black hole horizon. In this phase, we compute the spectral function for vector, scalar and pseudoscalar modes on the D7-brane probe. We also compute the diffusion constant for the flavour currents.
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