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Journal of High Energy Physics 08 (2012) 164
The holographic quantum effective potential at finite temperature and density
E. Kiritsis1, V. Niarchos

We develop a formalism that allows the computation of the quantum effective potential of a scalar order parameter in a class of holographic theories at finite temperature and charge density. The effective potential is a valuable tool for studying the ground state of the theory, symmetry breaking patterns and phase transitions. We derive general formulae for the effective potential and apply them to determine the phase transition temperature and density in the scaling region.
1:  APC - UMR 7164 - AstroParticule et Cosmologie
Physics/Condensed Matter/Other

Physics/General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology

Physics/High Energy Physics - Phenomenology

Physics/High Energy Physics - Theory
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