August 28, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Europe/Athens timezone

Inverse magnetic catalysis in holographic models of QCD

Aug 29, 2016, 7:00 PM
Erato (Makedonia Palace)


Makedonia Palace

Section G: Strongly Coupled Theories Section G


Kiminad Mamo (University of Illinois at Chicago)


We study the effect of magnetic field $B$ on the critical temperature $T_{c}$ of the confinement-deconfinement phase transition in hard-wall AdS/QCD, and holographic duals of flavored and unflavored $\mathcal{N}=4$ super-Yang Mills theories on $\mathbb{R}^3\times \rm S^1$. For all of the holographic models, we find that $T_{c}(B)$ decreases with increasing magnetic field $B\ll T^2$, consistent with the \textit{inverse magnetic catalysis} recently observed in lattice QCD for $B\lesssim 1~GeV^2$. We also predict that, for large magnetic field $B\gg T^2$, the critical temperature $T_{c}(B)$, eventually, starts to increase with increasing magnetic field $B\gg T^2$ and asymptotes to a constant value.

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Kiminad Mamo (University of Illinois at Chicago)

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