Particle-vortex duality and theta terms in AdS/CMT applications

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2019-08-01

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In this paper we study particle-vortex duality and the effect of theta terms from the point of view of AdS/CMT constructions. We can construct the duality in 2+1 dimensional field theories with or without a Chern-Simons term, and derive an effect on conductivities, when the action is viewed as a response action. We can find its effect on 3+1 dimensional theories, with or without a theta term, coupled to gravity in asymptotically AdS space, and derive the resulting effect on conductivities defined in the spirit of AdS/CFT. AdS/CFT then relates the 2+1 dimensional and the 3+1 dimensional cases naturally. Quantum gravity corrections, as well as more general effective actions for the abelian vector, can be treated similarly. We can use the fluid/gravity correspondence, and the membrane paradigm, to define shear and bulk viscosities η and ζ for a gravity plus abelian vector plus scalar system near a black hole, and define the effect of the S-duality on it.

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AdS-CFT Correspondence, Holography and condensed matter physics (AdS/CMT)

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Journal of High Energy Physics, v. 2019, n. 8, 2019.