Anisotropic states from smeared branes

by Carlos Hoyos (Oviedo University)

Aula 281 (Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Firenze)

Aula 281 (Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Firenze)


Anisotropic states may be relevant in a variety of strongly coupled
systems, including strongly correlated electrons and the dense matter
in the interior of neutron stars. As a starting point to study these
kind of systems using holographic dualities, we construct a family of
holographic duals to anisotropic states in a strongly coupled gauge
theory taking into account the backreaction of smeared D5 branes in
the background produced by D3 branes. We find two possible behaviors:
boomerang flows and IR fixed points with Lifshitz-like scaling
symmetry. We study some of the properties of the anisotropic states
along the RG flow, in particular the montonicity of suitably defined