Thermoelectric DC conductivities with momentum dissipation from higher derivative gravity

  • Long Cheng
  • Xian-Hui Ge
  • Zu-Yao Sun
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


We present a mechanism of momentum relaxation in higher derivative gravity by adding linear scalar fields to the Gauss-Bonnet theory. We analytically computed all of the DC thermoelectric conductivities in this theory by adopting the method given by Donos and Gauntlett in [arXiv:1406.4742]. The results show that the DC electric conductivity is not a monotonic function of the effective impurity parameter β: in the small β limit, the DC conductivity is dominated by the coherent phase, while for larger β, pair creation contribution to the conductivity becomes dominant, signaling an incoherent phase. In addition, the DC heat conductivity is found independent of the Gauss-Bonnet coupling constant.


Gauge-gravity correspondence Holography and condensed matter physics (AdS/CMT) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical Physics and Shanghai Key Laboratory of High Temperature Superconductors, Department of PhysicsShanghai UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.College of Arts and SciencesShanghai Maritime UniversityShanghaiChina

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