A review of magnetic phenomena in probe-brane holographic matter

Oren Bergman, Johanna Erdmenger, Gilad Lifschytz

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Gauge/gravity duality is a useful and efficient tool for addressing and studying questions related to strongly interacting systems described by a gauge theory. In this manuscript we will review a number of interesting phenomena that occur in such systems when a background magnetic field is turned on. Specifically, we will discuss holographic models for systems that include matter fields in the fundamental representation of the gauge group, which are incorporated by adding probe branes into the gravitational background dual to the gauge theory. We include three models in this review: the D3-D7 and D4-D8 models, that describe four-dimensional systems, and the D3-D7' model, that describes three-dimensional fermions interacting with a four-dimensional gauge field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStrongly Interacting Matter in Magnetic Fields
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages34
ISBN (Print)9783642373046
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Physics
ISSN (Print)0075-8450

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
O.B. and G.L. would like to thank Matt Lippert and Niko Jokela, who were an integral part in all our work on the models reviewed in Sects. and . O.B. also thanks the Aspen Center for Physics, where this work was completed, for its hospitality. J.E. would like to thank her collaborators Martin Ammon, Matthias Kaminski, Patrick Kerner, René Meyer, Jonathan Shock and Migael Strydom, involved in the joint work presented in Sect. . This work was supported in part by the Israel Science Foundation under grant No. 392/09, and in part by the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation under grant No. 2008-072.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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