Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2011:123 | Cite as

Stimulated superconductivity at strong coupling

  • Ning BaoEmail author
  • Xi Dong
  • Eva Silverstein
  • Gonzalo Torroba


Stimulating a system with time dependent sources can enhance instabilities, thus increasing the critical temperature at which the system transitions to interesting low-temperature phases such as superconductivity or superfluidity. After reviewing this phenomenon in non-equilibrium BCS theory (and its marginal fermi liquid generalization) we analyze the effect in holographic superconductors. We exhibit a simple regime in which the transition temperature increases parametrically as we increase the frequency of the time-dependent source.


Holography and condensed matter physics (AdS/CMT) AdS-CFT Correspondence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ning Bao
    • 1
    Email author
  • Xi Dong
    • 1
  • Eva Silverstein
    • 1
  • Gonzalo Torroba
    • 1
  1. 1.Stanford Institute for Theoretical PhysicsDepartment of Physics and SLACStanfordU.S.A.

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