Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2019:27 | Cite as

Critical point in a holographic defect field theory

  • Veselin G. FilevEmail author
  • R. C. Rashkov
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


We study a holographic gauge theory dual to the D3/D5 intersection. We consider a pure gauge B-field flux through the internal two-sphere wrapped by the probe D5-brane, which corresponds to a non-commutative configuration of adjoint scalars. There is a domain wall separating the theory into regions with different ranks of the adjoint group. At zero temperature the theory is supersymmetric and at finite temperature there is a critical point of a second order phase transition. We study the corresponding critical exponents and find that the second derivatives of the free energy, with respect to the bare mass and the magnetic field, diverge with a critical exponent of 2/3.


AdS-CFT Correspondence Gauge-gravity correspondence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Mathematics and InformaticsBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.School of Theoretical Physics, Dublin Institute for Advanced StudiesDublin 4Ireland
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsSofia UniversitySofiaBulgaria
  4. 4.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria

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