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Building a holographic superconductor. (English) Zbl 1404.82086
Summary: We show that a simple gravitational theory can provide a holographically dual description of a superconductor. There is a critical temperature, below which a charged condensate forms via a second order phase transition and the (dc) conductivity becomes infinite. The frequency dependent conductivity develops a gap determined by the condensate. We find evidence that the condensate consists of pairs of quasiparticles.

MSC:
82D55 Statistical mechanics of superconductors
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