Quantum critical transport, duality, and M theory
Herzog, Christopher P.
Son, Dam Thanh
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CitationHerzog, Christopher P., Pavel Kovtun, Subir Sachdev, and Dam Thanh Son. 2007. “Quantum Critical Transport, Duality, and M Theory.” Physical Review D 75 (8). https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevd.75.085020.
AbstractWe consider charge transport properties of 2+1 dimensional conformal field theories at nonzero temperature. For theories with only Abelian U(1) charges, we describe the action of particle-vortex duality on the hydrodynamic-to-collisionless crossover function: this leads to powerful functional constraints for self-dual theories. For N=8 supersymmetric, SU(N) Yang-Mills theory at the conformal fixed point, exact hydrodynamic-to-collisionless crossover functions of the SO(8) R-currents can be obtained in the large N limit by applying the anti-de Sitter/conformal field theory (AdS/CFT) correspondence to M theory. In the gravity theory, fluctuating currents are mapped to fluctuating gauge fields in the background of a black hole in 3+1 dimensional anti-de Sitter space. The electromagnetic self-duality of the 3+1 dimensional theory implies that the correlators of the R-currents obey a functional constraint similar to that found from particle-vortex duality in 2+1 dimensional Abelian theories. Thus the 2+1 dimensional, superconformal Yang Mills theory obeys a "holographic self-duality" in the large N limit, and perhaps more generally.
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