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Goutéraux, B., Kiritsis, E. & Li, WJ. Effective holographic theories of momentum relaxation and violation of conductivity bound. J. High Energ. Phys. 2016, 122 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP04(2016)122
- Holography and condensed matter physics (AdS/CMT)
- AdS-CFT Correspondence
- Gauge-gravity correspondence