Flux periodicities and quantum hair on holographic superconductors

Marc Montull, Oriol Pujolàs, Alberto Salvio, Pedro J. Silva

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Superconductors in a cylindrical geometry respond periodically to a cylinder-threading magnetic flux, with the period changing from hc/2e to hc/e depending on whether the Aharonov-Bohm effects are suppressed. We show that holographic superconductors present a similar phenomenon, and that the different periodicities follow from classical no-hair theorems. We also give the Ginzburg-Landau description of the period-doubling phenomenon. © 2011 American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Article number181601
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2011


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