Kibble-Zurek scaling in a holographic p -wave superconductor

Yanyan Bu, Mitsutoshi Fujita, Shu Lin

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We study the Kibble-Zurek mechanism in a 2d holographic p-wave superconductor model with a homogeneous source quench on the critical point. We derive, on general grounds, the scaling of the Kibble-Zurek time, which marks breaking-down of adiabaticity. It is expressed in terms of four critical exponents, including three static and one dynamical exponents. Via explicit calculations within a holographic model, we confirm the scaling of the Kibble-Zurek time and obtain the scaling functions in the quench process. We find the results are formally similar to a homogeneous quench in a higher dimensional holographic s-wave superconductor. The similarity is due to the special type of quench we take. We expect differences in the quench dynamics if the condition of homogeneous source and dominance of critical mode are relaxed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number026003
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number2
StatePublished - 6 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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