Photoemission “experiments” on holographic superconductors

  • Thomas Faulkner
  • Gary T. Horowitz
  • John McGreevy
  • Matthew M. Roberts
  • David Vegh
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We study the effects of a superconducting condensate on holographic Fermi surfaces. With a suitable coupling between the fermion and the condensate, there are stable quasiparticles with a gap. We find some similarities with the phenomenology of the cuprates: in systems whose normal state is a non-Fermi liquid with no stable quasiparticles, a stable quasiparticle peak appears in the condensed phase.


AdS-CFT Correspondence Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking Black Holes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Faulkner
    • 1
  • Gary T. Horowitz
    • 2
  • John McGreevy
    • 3
  • Matthew M. Roberts
    • 2
  • David Vegh
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.KITPSanta BarbaraU.S.A.
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUCSBSanta BarbaraU.S.A.
  3. 3.Center for Theoretical PhysicsMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeU.S.A.
  4. 4.Simons Center for Geometry and PhysicsStony Brook UniversityStony BrookU.S.A.

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