The holographic non-abelian vortex

Gianni Tallarita, Roberto Auzzi, Adam Peterson

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We study a fully back-reacted non-abelian vortex solution in an extension of the holographic superconductor setup. The thermodynamic properties of the vortex are computed. We show that, in some regime of parameters, the non-abelian vortex solution has a lower free energy than a competing abelian vortex solution. The solution is dual to a finite-temperature perturbed conformal field theory with a topological defect, on which operators related to the Goldstone modes of a spontaneously broken symmetry are localized. We compute numerically the retarded Green function of these operators and we find, in the classical approximation in the bulk, a gapless ℂℙ 1 excitation on the vortex world line.

Original languageEnglish
Article number114
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2019


  • AdS-CFT Correspondence
  • Holography and condensed matter physics (AdS/CMT)
  • Solitons Monopoles and Instantons


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