Drag phenomena from holographic massive gravity

Matteo Baggioli, Daniel K. Brattan

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    © 2016 IOP Publishing Ltd. We consider the motion of point particles in a strongly coupled field theory with broken translation invariance. We obtain the energy and momentum loss rates and drag coefficients for a class of such particles by solving for the motion of classical strings in holographic massive gravity. At low temperatures compared to the graviton mass the behaviour of the string is controlled by the appearance of an exotic ground state with non-zero entropy at zero temperature. Additionally, we find an upper bound on the diffusion constant for a collection of these particles which is saturated when the mass of the graviton goes to zero.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number015008
    JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2017


    • AdS-CFT correspondence
    • AdS-CMT
    • holographic materials
    • massive Gravity


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