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Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2010:11

First Online: 04 November 2010Received: 03 September 2010Accepted: 02 October 2010


The gravitational dual of an insulator-superconductor transition driven by increasing the chemical potential has recently been constructed. However, the system was studied in a probe limit and only a part of the phase diagram was obtained. We include the backreaction and construct the complete phase diagram for this system. For fixed chemical potential there are typically two phase transitions as the temperature is lowered. Surprisingly, for a certain range of parameters, the system first becomes a superconductor and then becomes an insulator as the temperature approaches zero. As a byproduct of our analysis, we also construct the gravitational dual of a Bose-Einstein condensate of glueballs in a confining gauge theory.

KeywordsGauge-gravity correspondence AdS-CFT Correspondence Black Holes Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking ArXiv ePrint: 1007.3714

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Author: Gary T. Horowitz - Benson Way


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