Holographic superconductors with higher curvature corrections

Ruth Gregory, Sugumi Kanno, Jiro Soda

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We study (3+1)-dimensional holographic superconductors in Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet gravity both numerically and analytically. It is found that higher curvature corrections make condensation harder. We give an analytic proof of this result, and directly demonstrate an analytic approximation method that explains the qualitative features of superconductors as well as giving quantitatively good numerical results. We also calculate conductivity and ω g/T c, for ω g and T c the gap in the frequency dependent conductivity and the critical temperature respectively. It turns out that the 'universal' behaviour of conductivity, ω g/T c ≃ 8, is not stable to the higher curvature corrections. In the appendix, for completeness, we show our analytic method can also explain (2+1)-dimensional superconductors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number010
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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