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Holographic approach to criticality via first-order phase transition

by Maximilian Attems (CERN)

4/3-006 - TH Conference Room (CERN)

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The spinodal instability is the prime signal for the first-order phase transition in the Quantum-ChromoDynamics phase diagram. We evolve planar unstable black branes dual to a plasma with a first order phase transition subject to the spinodal instability. By varying criticality we extract characteristics of the interface between the cold and hot stable phases. We explain a new criterium for distinguishing the inhomogeneous states formed by the spinodal instability. We demonstrate the first holographical dynamical dissipation into the preferred fully phase separated final solution.


1. Attems 2011.xxxxx

2. Attems, Bea, Casalderrey-Solana, Mateos, Zilhao, 1905.12544

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