Colorful horizons with charge in anti-de sitter space

Steven S. Gubser

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An Abelian gauge symmetry can be spontaneously broken near a black hole horizon in anti-de Sitter space using a condensate of non-Abelian gauge fields. A second order phase transition is shown to separate Reissner-Nordström- anti-de Sitter solutions from a family of symmetry-breaking solutions which preserve a diagonal combination of gauge invariance and spatial rotational invariance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number191601
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number19
StatePublished - Nov 6 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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