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Holographic metals and insulators with helical symmetry
KTH, Centres, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics NORDITA. Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden .
2014 (English)In: Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP), ISSN 1029-8479, E-ISSN 1126-6708, no 9, 038- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Homogeneous, zero temperature scaling solutions with Bianchi VII spatial geometry are constructed in Einstein-Maxwell-Dilaton theory. They correspond to quantum critical saddle points with helical symmetry at finite density. Assuming AdS(5) UV asymptotics, the small frequency/(temperature) dependence of the AC/(DC) electric conductivity along the director of the helix are computed. A large class of insulating and conducting anisotropic phases is found, as well as isotropic, metallic phases. Conduction can be dominated by dissipation due to weak breaking of translation symmetry or by a quantum critical current.

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2014. no 9, 038- p.
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Holography and condensed matter physics (AdS/CMT), AdS-CFT Correspondence
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-160000DOI: 10.1007/JHEP09(2014)038ISI: 000347898600001ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84917673472OAI: diva2:789307

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