Phase transitions for gauge theories on tori from the AdS/CFT correspondence

@article{Page2008PhaseTF,
  title={Phase transitions for gauge theories on tori from the AdS/CFT correspondence},
  author={Don N Page},
  journal={Journal of High Energy Physics},
  year={2008},
  volume={2008},
  pages={037-037}
}
  • D. Page
  • Published 30 April 2002
  • Physics
  • Journal of High Energy Physics
The vacuum of a large-N gauge field on a p-torus has a spatial stress tensor with tension along the direction of smallest periodicity and equal pressures (but p times smaller in magnitude) along the other directions, assuming an AdS/CFT correspondence and a refined form of the Horowitz-Myers positive-energy conjecture. For infinite N, the vacuum exhibits a phase transition when the lengths of the two shortest periodicities cross. A comparison is made with the Surya-Schleich-Witt phase… 

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