Inverse Magnetic Catalysis in Holographic QCD

26 Jun 2017, 15:40


Matti Jarvinen (Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris)


Lattice simulations have shown recently that, contrary to earlier expectations, the chiral condensate is suppressed with growing magnetic field near the chiral and deconfinement transition temperatures of QCD, a phenomenon now known as “Inverse Magnetic Catalysis”. V-QCD is a holographic model for QCD, which fully includes the backreaction of the quarks to the gluonic degrees of freedom. I demonstrate that this holographic model reproduces the inverse magnetic catalysis, and provides a good qualitative match with lattice results for the condensate and related observables. In particular, the inverse catalysis is enhanced with increasing number of flavors, in agreement with lattice data. I will also comment on the predictions of the model at finite chemical potential and magnetic field.

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Matti Jarvinen (Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris)

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