Superconductors from superstrings

Steven S. Gubser, Christopher P. Herzog, Silviu S. Pufu, Tiberiu Tesileanu

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We establish that in a large class of strongly coupled (3+1)-dimensional N=1 quiver conformal field theories with gravity duals, adding a chemical potential for the R charge leads to the existence of superfluid states in which a chiral primary operator of the schematic form O=λλ+W condenses. Here λ is a gluino and W is the superpotential. Our argument is based on the construction of a consistent truncation of type IIB supergravity that includes a U(1) gauge field and a complex scalar.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number141601
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - Sep 28 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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