Friedel oscillations in holographic metals

V. Giangreco*, M. Puletti, S. Nowling, L. Thorlacius, T. Zingg

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In this article we study the conditions under which holographic metallic states display Friedel oscillations. We focus on systems where the bulk charge density is not hidden behind a black hole horizon. Understanding holographic Friedel oscillations gives a clean way to characterize the boundary system, complementary to probe fermion calculations. We find that fermions in a \hard wall" AdS geometry unambiguously display Friedel oscillations. However, similar oscillations are washed out for electron stars, suggesting a smeared continuum of Fermi surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Article number073
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors wish to thank Department of Science and Technology for Financial Assistance, Mr Ramachandra Reddy for technical assistance, Mr K. M. Srinivasa for help in the collection of placentae, the superintendent and staff of the Family Planning Clinic of K.C. General Hospital for permitting collection of placenta, and Ms H. N. Mala and Ms P. R. Rosa for typing the manuscript. Financial assistance by way of award of Rockefeller Foundation Biotechnology Career Fellowship to one of the authors (AJ R) by Rockefeller Foundation New York, USA, is gratefully acknowledged.

Other keywords

  • AdS-CFT Correspondence
  • Gauge-gravity correspondence
  • Holography and condensed matter physics (AdS/CMT)


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