Vortex lattice for a holographic superconductor

Kengo Maeda, Makoto Natsuume, Takashi Okamura

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We investigate the vortex lattice solution in a (2+1)-dimensional holographic model of superconductors constructed from a charged scalar condensate. The solution is obtained perturbatively near the second-order phase transition and is a holographic realization of the Abrikosov lattice. Below a critical value of the magnetic field, the solution has a lower free energy than the normal state. Both the free-energy density and the superconducting current are expressed by nonlocal functions, but they reduce to the expressions in the Ginzburg-Landau theory at long wavelengths. As a result, a triangular lattice becomes the most favorable solution thermodynamically, as in the Ginzburg-Landau theory of type II superconductors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number026002
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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