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Title: Landscape of superconducting membranes
Authors: Denef, Frederik ×
Hartnoll, Sean A #
Issue Date: Jun-2009
Publisher: American Physical Society
Series Title: Physical Review D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology vol:79 issue:12 pages:-
Article number: 126008
Abstract: The AdS/CFT correspondence may connect the landscape of string vacua and the "atomic landscape'' of condensed matter physics. We study the stability of a landscape of IR fixed points of N = 2 large N gauge theories in 2 + 1 dimensions, dual to Sasaki-Einstein compactifications of M theory, toward a superconducting state. By exhibiting instabilities of charged black holes in these compactifications, we show that many of these theories have charged operators that condense when the theory is placed at a finite chemical potential. We compute a statistical distribution of critical superconducting temperatures for a subset of these theories. With a chemical potential of 1 mV, we find critical temperatures ranging between 0.24 and 165 K.
ISSN: 1550-7998
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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