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Spatially Modulated Phase in the Holographic Description of Quark-Gluon Plasma

Ooguri, Hirosi and Park, Chang-Soon (2011) Spatially Modulated Phase in the Holographic Description of Quark-Gluon Plasma. Physical Review Letters, 106 (6). Art. No. 061601. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.061601.

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We present a string theory construction of a gravity dual of a spatially modulated phase. Our earlier work shows that the Chern-Simons term in the five-dimensional Maxwell theory destabilizes the Reissner-Nordstrom black holes in anti-de Sitter space if the Chern-Simons coupling is sufficiently high. In this Letter, we show that a similar instability is realized on the world volume of 8-branes in the Sakai-Sugimoto model in the quark-gluon plasma phase. Our result suggests a new spatially modulated phase in quark-gluon plasma when the baryon density is above 0.8N_f fm(^-3) at temperature 150 MeV.

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Additional Information:© 2011 American Physical Society. Received 30 November 2010; published 11 February 2011. We would like to thank M. Natsuume, D. Son, S. Sugimoto, and C.-P. Yeh for stimulating discussions. H. O. thanks the Aspen Center for Physics and the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, and C. S. P. thanks the IPMU for their hospitalities. This work is supported in part by DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-92-ER40701 and by the World Premier International Research Center Initiative of MEXT. H.O. is also supported in part by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) 20540256 of JSPS. C. S. P. is also supported in part by DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-04ER41286.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG03-92-ER40701
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG02-04ER41286
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)UNSPECIFIED
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)20540256
Issue or Number:6
Classification Code:PACS: 11.25.Tq, 04.60.Cf, 12.38.Mh
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Deposited On:17 Mar 2011 19:18
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