p-wave holographic superconductors from Born-Infeld black holes

  • Pankaj ChaturvediEmail author
  • Gautam Sengupta
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We obtain (2+1) dimensional p-wave holographic superconductors from charged Born-Infeld black holes in the presence of massive charged vector fields in a bulk AdS4 Einstein-Born-Infeld theory through the AdS4-CF T3 correspondence. Below a certain critical transition temperature the charged black hole develops vector hair that corresponds to charged vector condensate in the strongly coupled (2+1) dimensional boundary field theory that breaks both the U(1) symmetry as well as the rotational invariance. The holographic free energy is computed for the boundary field theory which shows that the vector order parameter exhibits a rich phase structure involving zeroth order, first order, second order and retrograde phase transitions for different values of the backreaction and the Born-Infeld parameters. We numerically compute the ac conductivity for the p-wave superconducting phase of the strongly coupled (2+1) dimensional boundary field theory which also depends on the relative values of the parameters in the theory.


Gauge-gravity correspondence Holography and condensed matter physics (AdS/CMT) 


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