Membrane nucleation rates from holography

  title={Membrane nucleation rates from holography},
  author={Maite Arcos and Willy Fischler and Juan F. Pedraza and Andrew Svesko},
  journal={Journal of High Energy Physics},
Membrane nucleation, a higher dimensional analog of the Schwinger effect, is a useful toy model for vacuum decay. While a non-perturbative effect, the computation of nucleation rates has only been accomplished at weak coupling in the field theory. Here we compute the nucleation rates of spherical membranes using AdS/CFT duality, thus naturally including the effects of strong coupling. More precisely, we consider the nucleation of spherical membranes coupled to an antisymmetric tensor field, a… 



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