Linear resistivity from non-abelian black holes

Christopher Parker Herzog, Kuo-Wei Huang, Ricardo Vaz

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Starting with the holographic p-wave superconductor, we show how to obtain a finite DC conductivity through a non-abelian gauge transformation. The translational symmetry is preserved. We obtain phenomenological similarities with high temperature cuprate superconductors. Our results suggest that a lattice or impurities are not essential to produce a finite DC resistivity with a linear temperature dependence. An analogous field theory calculation for free fermions, presented in the appendix, indicates our results may be a special feature of strong interactions
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2014


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