- Remarks on Fermi liquid from holography
- Physical Review D. Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology
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- 78 | 8
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- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Institute for Theoretical Physics Amsterdam (ITFA)
We investigate the signatures of Fermi liquid formation in the N=4 super Yang-Mills theory coupled to fundamental hypermultiplet at nonvanishing chemical potential for the global U(1) vector symmetry. At strong 't Hooft coupling the system can be analyzed in terms of the D7-brane dynamics in the AdS(5)xS(5) background. The phases with vanishing and finite charge density are separated at zero temperature by a quantum phase transition. In the case of vanishing hypermultiplet mass, Karch, Son, and Starinets discovered a gapless excitation whose speed equals the speed of sound. We find that this zero sound mode persists to all values of the hypermultiplet mass, and its speed vanishes at the point of phase transition. The value of critical exponent and the ratio of the velocities of zero and first sounds are consistent with the predictions of Landau Fermi liquid theory at strong coupling.
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