Transport coefficients from extremal Gauss-Bonnet black holes

  • Rong-Gen Cai
  • Yan Liu
  • Ya-Wen Sun


We calculate the shear viscosity of strongly coupled field theories dual to Gauss-Bonnet gravity at zero temperature with nonzero chemical potential. We find that the ratio of the shear viscosity over the entropy density is 1/4π, which is in accordance with the zero temperature limit of the ratio at nonzero temperatures. We also calculate the DC conductivity for this system at zero temperature and find that the real part of the DC conductivity vanishes up to a delta function, which is similar to the result in Einstein gravity. We show that at zero temperature, we can still have the conclusion that the shear viscosity is fully determined by the effective coupling of transverse gravitons in a kind of theories that the effective action of transverse gravitons can be written into a form of minimally coupled scalars with a deformed effective coupling.


Gauge-gravity correspondence Black Holes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Frontiers in Theoretical Physics, Institute of Theoretical PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsKinki UniversityHigashi-Osaka, OsakaJapan

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