Holographic thermalization with Weyl corrections

Dey, Anshuman (Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 208016, India) ; Mahapatra, Subhash (Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 208016, India) (The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, 600113, India) ; Sarkar, Tapobrata (Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 208016, India)

16 January 2016

Abstract: We consider holographic thermalization in the presence of a Weyl correction in five dimensional AdS space. We first obtain the Weyl corrected black brane solution perturbatively, up to first order in the coupling. The corresponding AdS-Vaidya like solution is then constructed. This is then used to numerically analyze the time dependence of the two point correlation functions and the expectation values of rectangular Wilson loops in the boundary field theory, and we discuss how the Weyl correction can modify the thermalization time scales in the dual field theory. In this context, the subtle interplay between the Weyl coupling constant and the chemical potential is studied in detail.


Published in: JHEP 1601 (2016) 088
Published by: Springer/SISSA
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP01(2016)088
arXiv: 1510.00232
License: CC-BY-4.0



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