Ground states of holographic superconductors

  title={Ground states of holographic superconductors},
  author={Steven S Gubser and Abhinav Nellore},
  journal={Physical Review D},
We investigate the ground states of the Abelian Higgs model in AdS{sub 4} with various choices of parameters, and with no deformations in the ultraviolet other than a chemical potential for the electric charge under the Abelian gauge field. For W-shaped potentials with symmetry-breaking minima, an analysis of infrared asymptotics suggests that the ground state has emergent conformal symmetry in the infrared when the charge of the complex scalar is large enough. But when this charge is too small… 

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