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Hydrodynamics of R-charged D1-branes

David, Justin R and Mahato, Manavendra and Thakur, Somyadip and Wadia, Spenta R (2011) Hydrodynamics of R-charged D1-branes. In: Journal of High Energy Physics (1).

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We study the hydrodynamic properties of strongly coupled SU(N) Yang-Mills theory of the D1-brane at finite temperature and at a non-zero density of R-charge in the framework of gauge/gravity duality. The gravity dual description involves a charged black hole solution of an Einstein-Maxwell-dilaton system in 3 dimensions which is obtained by a consistent truncation of the spinning D1-brane in 10 dimensions. We evaluate thermal and electrical conductivity as well as the bulk viscosity as a function of the chemical potential conjugate to the R-charges of the D1-brane. We show that the ratio of bulk viscosity to entropy density is independent of the chemical potential and is equal to 1/4 pi. The thermal conductivity and bulk viscosity obey a relationship similar to the Wiedemann-Franz law. We show that at the boundary of thermodynamic stability, the charge diffusion mode becomes unstable and the transport coefficients exhibit critical behaviour. Our method for evaluating the transport coefficients relies on expressing the second order differential equations in terms of a first order equation which dictates the radial evolution of the transport coefficient. The radial evolution equations can be solved exactly for the transport coefficients of our interest. We observe that transport coefficients of the D1-brane theory are related to that of the M2-brane by an overall proportionality constant which sets the dimensions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of High Energy Physics
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Keywords: Gauge-gravity correspondence; D-branes; Holography and condensed matter physics (AdS/CMT)
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for High Energy Physics
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2011 05:52
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2011 05:52
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/36347

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