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dc.contributor.authorDias, OJC
dc.contributor.authorHorowitz, GT
dc.contributor.authorIqbal, N
dc.contributor.authorSantos, JE
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-09T16:22:38Z
dc.date.available2018-01-09T16:22:38Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn1126-6708
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/270391
dc.description.abstractWe present a detailed study of a single vortex in a holographic symmetry breaking phase. At low energies the system flows to an nontrivial conformal fixed point. Novel vortex physics arises from the interaction of these gapless degrees of freedom with the vortex: at low energies the vortex may be understood as a conformal defect in this low energy theory. Defect conformal symmetry allows the construction of a simple infrared geometry describing a new kind of extremal horizon: a Poincare horizon with a small bubble of magnetic Reissner-Nordstrom horizon inside it that carries a single unit of magnetic flux and a finite amount of entropy even at zero temperature. We also construct the full geometry describing the vortex at finite temperature in a UV complete theory. We study both superfluid and superconducting boundary conditions and calculate thermodynamic properties of the vortex. A study of vortex stability reveals that the dual superconductor can be Type I or Type II, depending on the charge of the condensed scalar. Finally, we study forces on a moving vortex at finite temperature from the point of view of defect conformal symmetry and show that these forces can be expressed in terms of Kubo formulas of defect CFT operators.
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleVortices in holographic superfluids and superconductors as conformal defects
dc.typeArticle
prism.issueIdentifier4
prism.publicationDate2014
prism.publicationNameJournal of High Energy Physics
prism.volume2014
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.17264
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/JHEP04(2014)096
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2014-01-01
dc.contributor.orcidPinto Da Silva e Conceicao Santos, Jorge [0000-0002-4199-4190]
dc.identifier.eissn1029-8479
dc.publisher.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/JHEP04(2014)096
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2014-04-14


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