Holographic entanglement entropy of a 1 + 1 dimensional p-wave superconductor

Sumit R. Das, Mitsutoshi Fujita, Bom Soo Kim

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We examine the behavior of entanglement entropy SA EE of a subsystem A in a fully backreacted holographic model of a 1 + 1 dimensional p wave superconductor across the phase transition. For a given temperature, the system goes to a superconducting phase beyond a critical value of the charge density. The entanglement entropy, considered as a function of the charge density at a given temperature, has a cusp at the critical point. In addition, we find that there are three different behaviors in the condensed phase, depending on the subsystem size. For a subsystem size l smaller than a critical size lc1, SA EE continues to increase as a function of the charge density as we cross the phase transition. When l lies between lc1 and another critical size lc2 the entanglement entropy displays a non-monotonic behavior, while for l > lc2 it decreases monotonically. At large charge densities SA EE appears to saturate. The non-monotonic behavior leads to a novel phase diagram for this system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number16
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017

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  • Black Holes
  • Field Theories in Lower Dimensions
  • Gauge-gravity correspondence
  • Holography and condensed matter physics (AdS/CMT)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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