Holographic Superconductors in M-Theory

8 February 2010
12:00
Jerome Gauntlett
Abstract
<em>By constructing black hole solutions of D=11 supergravity we analyse the phase diagram of a certain class of three dimensional conformal field theories at finite temperature and finite charge density. The system exhibits superconductivity at lotemperatures and furthermore at zero tmeperature and finite charge density the system exhibits an emergent quantum critical behaviour with conformal symmetry. The construction of the black hole solutions rely on a new understanding of Kaluza-Klein reductions on seven dimensional Sasaki-Einstein manifolds.</em>
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