Magnetic properties of confined holographic QCD

Oren Bergman, Gilad Lifschytz, Matthew Lippert

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We investigate the Sakai-Sugimoto model at nonzero baryon chemical potential in a background magnetic field in the confined phase where chiral symmetry is broken. The D8-brane Chern-Simons term holographically encodes the axial anomaly and generates a gradient of the η' meson, which carries a non-vanishing baryon charge. Above a critical value of the chemical potential, there is a second-order phase transition to a mixed phase which includes also ordinary baryonic matter. However, at fixed baryon charge density, the matter is purely η'-gradient above a critical magnetic field.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2013
Event6th International Symposium on Quantum Theory and Symmetries, QTS 2009 - Lexington, KY, United States
Duration: 20 Jul 200925 Jul 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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