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Thermodynamics, transport and relaxation in non-conformal theories

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We study the equilibrium and near-equilibrium properties of a holographic five-dimensional model consisting of Einstein gravity coupled to a scalar field with a non-trivial potential. The dual four-dimensional gauge theory is not conformal and, at zero temperature, exhibits a renormalisation group flow between two different fixed points. We quantify the deviations from conformality both in terms of thermodynamic observables and in terms of the bulk viscosity of the theory. The ratio of bulk o...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/JHEP10(2016)155

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Oxford, MPLS, Physics
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Casalderrey-Solana, J
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Casalderrey-Solana, J
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Journal of High Energy Physics Journal website
Volume:
2016
Issue:
10
Chapter number:
155
Publication date:
2016-10-27
Acceptance date:
2016-10-17
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EISSN:
1126-6708
ISSN:
1029-8479
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pubs:661050
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uri:63007675-1656-44d8-9d2b-10ea007bf214
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uuid:63007675-1656-44d8-9d2b-10ea007bf214
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pubs:661050
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10

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