Viscosity of gauge theory plasma with a chemical potential from AdS/CFT correspondence

Kengo Maeda, Makoto Natsuume, Takashi Okamura

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

99 Citations (Scopus)


We compute the strong coupling limit of the shear viscosity for the N=4 super-Yang-Mill theory with a chemical potential. We use the five-dimensional Reissner-Nordström-anti-deSitter black hole, so the chemical potential is the one for the R-charges U(1)R3. We compute the quasinormal frequencies of the gravitational and electromagnetic vector perturbations in the background numerically. This enables one to explicitly locate the diffusion pole for the shear viscosity. The ratio of the shear viscosity η to the entropy density s is η/s=1/(4π) within numerical errors, which is the same result as the one without chemical potential.

Original languageEnglish
Article number066013
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


Dive into the research topics of 'Viscosity of gauge theory plasma with a chemical potential from AdS/CFT correspondence'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this