Abstract: We study the effect of a non-vanishing chemical potential on the thermalization time of a strongly coupled large Nc gauge theory in (2 + 1)-dimensions, using a specific bottom-up gravity model in asymptotically AdS space. We first construct a perturbative solution to the gravity-equations, which dynamically interpolates between two AdS black hole backgrounds with different temperatures and chemical potentials, in a perturbative expansion of a bulk neutral scalar field. In the dual field theory, this corresponds to a quench dynamics by a marginal operator, where the corresponding coupling serves as the small parameter in which the perturbation is carried out. The evolution of non-local observables, such as the entanglement entropy, suggests that thermalization time decreases with increasing chemical potential. We also comment on the validity of our perturbative analysis.
- AdS-CFT Correspondence
- Gauge-gravity correspondence
- Holography and quark-gluon plasmas
- Quark-Gluon Plasma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics