Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2013:223 | Cite as

A new model of holographic QCD and chiral condensate in dense matter



We consider the model of holographic QCD with asymptotic freedom and gluon condensation in its vacuum. It consists of the color D4-branes and D0-branes as a background and the flavor D8-branes as a probe. By taking a specific field theory limit, the effective coupling decreases. We then introduce the uniformly distributed baryons in terms of the baryon vertices and study the density dependence of chiral condensate, which is evaluated using the worldsheet instanton method. In the confined phase, the chiral condensate as a function of density monotonically decreases in high baryon density. Such behavior is in agreement with the expectation, while in extremely low density it increases. We attribute this anomaly to the incorrect approximation of uniformity in very low density. In the deconfined phase the chiral condensate monotonically decreases in the whole region of density.


Gauge-gravity correspondence Holography and quark-gluon plasmas 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Quantum Spacetime (CQUeST)Sogang UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsHanyang UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea

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