July 31, 2018 to August 6, 2018
Maynooth University
Europe/Dublin timezone

Anomalous transport, massive gravity theories and holographic momentum relaxation

Aug 3, 2018, 6:00 PM
Arts building

Arts building

Poster D: Deconfinement Poster


Dr Eugenio Megias (University of Granada)


Quantum anomalies give rise to new transport phenomena. In particular a magnetic field can induce an anomalous current via the chiral magnetic effect [1] and a vortex in the relativistic fluid can also induce a current via the chiral vortical effect [2]. The related transport coefficients can be calculated via Kubo formulae [3,4,5]. These effects can be studied in holographic models with Chern-Simons couplings dual to anomalies in field theory.

We study a holographic model with translation symmetry breaking based on linear massless scalar field backgrounds. We compute the electric DC conductivity and find that it can vanish for certain values of the translation symmetry breaking couplings. Then we compute the chiral magnetic and chiral vortical conductivities. They are completely independent of the holographic disorder couplings and take the usual values in terms of chemical potential and temperature. To arrive at this result we suggest a new definition of energy-momentum tensor in presence of the gravitational Chern-Simons coupling.

Some related works are [6,7]. This work is based on [8].

[1] K. Fukushima, D. Kharzeev, H.J. Warringa, Phys. Rev. D78 (2008) 074003.
[2] D.T.Son and P. Surowka, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103 (2009) 191601.
[3] I. Amado, K. Landsteiner, F. Pena-Benitez, JHEP 1105:081 (2011).
[4] K. Landsteiner, E. Megias, F. Pena-Benitez, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107 (2011) 021601.
[5] K. Landsteiner, E. Megias, L. Melgar, F. Pena-Benitez, JHEP 1109:121 (2011).
[6] B. Gouteraux, E. Kiritsis, W-J Li, JHEP 1604 (2016) 122.
[7] M. Baggioli, O. Pujolas, JHEP 1701 (2017) 040.
[8] C. Copetti, J. Fernandez-Pendas, K. Landsteiner, E. Megias, JHEP 1709 (2017) 004.

Primary authors

Dr Eugenio Megias (University of Granada) Mr Christian Copetti (Instituto de Fisica Teorica UAM/CSIC) Mr Jorge Fernandez-Pendas (Instituto de Fisica Teorica UAM/CSIC) Karl Landsteiner (Unknown)

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