Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2011:88 | Cite as

Analytical investigation of the phase transition between holographic insulator and superconductor in Gauss-Bonnet gravity



We employ the variational method for the Sturm-Liouville eigenvalue problem to analytically study the phase transition between the holographic insulator and supercon- ductor in the Gauss-Bonnet gravity. By investigating the s-wave and p-wave holographic insulator/superconductor models, we find that this analytic method is more effective to obtain the analytic results on the condensation and the critical phenomena in the AdS soliton background in Gauss-Bonnet gravity. Our analytic result can be used to back up the numerical computations in the AdS soliton with Gauss-Bonnet correction.


Black Holes in String Theory AdS-CFT Correspondence Holography and condensed matter physics (AdS/CMT) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Physics and Department of PhysicsHunan Normal UniversityChangshaPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Low Dimensional Quantum Structures and Quantum Control of Ministry of EducationHunan Normal UniversityChangshaPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.INPAC and Department of PhysicsShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China

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