Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2016:125 | Cite as

Brane solutions sourced by a scalar with vanishing potential and classification of scalar branes

  • Mariano Cadoni
  • Edgardo Franzin
  • Matteo Serra
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


We derive exact brane solutions of minimally coupled Einstein-Maxwell-scalar gravity in d + 2 dimensions with a vanishing scalar potential and we show that these solutions are conformal to the Lifshitz spacetime whose dual QFT is characterized by hyperscaling violation. These solutions, together with the AdS brane and the domain wall sourced by an exponential potential, give the complete list of scalar branes sourced by a generic potential having simple (scale-covariant) scaling symmetries not involving Galilean boosts. This allows us to give a classification of both simple and interpolating brane solution of minimally coupled Einstein-Maxwell-scalar gravity having no Schrödinger isometries, which may be very useful for holographic applications.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mariano Cadoni
    • 1
    • 2
  • Edgardo Franzin
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Matteo Serra
    • 4
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Cagliari, Cittadella UniversitariaMonserratoItaly
  2. 2.INFN, Sezione di CagliariCagliariItaly
  3. 3.CENTRA, Departamento de Física, Instituto Superior TécnicoUniversidade de LisboaLisboaPortugal
  4. 4.Dipartimento di MatematicaSapienza Università di RomaRomaItaly

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