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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.

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Published date: November 2008


Local EPrints ID: 64176
ISSN: 2470-0029
PURE UUID: c8078b0f-88cc-45c8-a1e1-67e7d60a20f0

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Date deposited: 09 Jan 2009
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:14

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Author: Nick Evans
Author: Ed Threlfall

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