Restoration of chiral symmetry: A supergravity perspective

Steven S. Gubser, Christopher P. Herzog, Igor R. Klebanov, Arkady A. Tseytlin

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The supergravity dual of N regular and M fractional D3-branes on the conifold has a naked singularity in the infrared. Supersymmetric resolution of this singularity requires deforming the conifold: this is the supergravity dual of chiral symmetry breaking. Buchel suggested that at sufficiently high temperature there is no need to deform the conifold: the singularity may be cloaked by a horizon. This would be the supergravity manifestation of chiral symmetry restoration. In previous work [hep-th/0102105] the ansatz and the system of second-order radial differential equations necessary to find such a solution were written down. In this paper we find smooth solutions to this system in a perturbation theory that is valid when the Hawking temperature of the horizon is very high.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)XXXVIII-22
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


  • AdS/CFT Correspondance
  • Black holes in string theory
  • D-branes
  • Supergravity Models


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