Quantum Electron Star
Author(s)Allais, Andrea; McGreevy, John; Suh, Sunok Josephine
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We construct and probe a holographic description of a state of matter that results from coupling a Fermi liquid to a relativistic conformal field theory (CFT). The bulk solution is described by a quantum gas of fermions supported from collapse into the gravitational well of anti-de Sitter space by their own electrostatic repulsion. A physical interpretation of our result is that, in the probe limit studied here, the Landau quasiparticles survive this coupling to a CFT.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
Physical Review Letters
American Physical Society
Allais, Andrea, John McGreevy, and S. Suh. “Quantum Electron Star.” Physical Review Letters 108.23 (2012): 231602. © 2012 American Physical Society.
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