skip to main content
DOE PAGES title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Damping of hard excitations in strongly coupled $$ \mathcal{N} $$ = 4 plasma

Abstract

The damping of high momentum excitations in strongly coupled maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills plasma is studied. Previous calculations of the asymptotic behavior of the quasinormal mode spectrum are extended and clarified. We con rm that subleading corrections to the lightlike dispersion relation ω(q) = |q| have a universal |q|-1/3 form. Sufficiently narrow, weak planar shocks may be viewed as coherent superpositions of short wavelength quasinormal modes. The attenuation and evolution in profile of narrow planar shocks are examined as an application of our results.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States). Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP)
OSTI Identifier:
1368068
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0011637
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2016; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher:
Springer Berlin
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; AdS-CFT Correspondence; Gauge-gravity correspondence; Holography and quark-gluon plasmas

Citation Formats

Fuini, John F., Uhlemann, Christoph F., and Yaffe, Laurence G. Damping of hard excitations in strongly coupled $ \mathcal{N} $ = 4 plasma. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1007/JHEP12(2016)042.
Fuini, John F., Uhlemann, Christoph F., & Yaffe, Laurence G. Damping of hard excitations in strongly coupled $ \mathcal{N} $ = 4 plasma. United States. doi:10.1007/JHEP12(2016)042.
Fuini, John F., Uhlemann, Christoph F., and Yaffe, Laurence G. Tue . "Damping of hard excitations in strongly coupled $ \mathcal{N} $ = 4 plasma". United States. doi:10.1007/JHEP12(2016)042. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1368068.
@article{osti_1368068,
title = {Damping of hard excitations in strongly coupled $ \mathcal{N} $ = 4 plasma},
author = {Fuini, John F. and Uhlemann, Christoph F. and Yaffe, Laurence G.},
abstractNote = {The damping of high momentum excitations in strongly coupled maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills plasma is studied. Previous calculations of the asymptotic behavior of the quasinormal mode spectrum are extended and clarified. We con rm that subleading corrections to the lightlike dispersion relation ω(q) = |q| have a universal |q|-1/3 form. Sufficiently narrow, weak planar shocks may be viewed as coherent superpositions of short wavelength quasinormal modes. The attenuation and evolution in profile of narrow planar shocks are examined as an application of our results.},
doi = {10.1007/JHEP12(2016)042},
journal = {Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)},
number = 12,
volume = 2016,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {12}
}

Journal Article:
Free Publicly Available Full Text
Publisher's Version of Record

Citation Metrics:
Cited by: 2 works
Citation information provided by
Web of Science

Save / Share:

Works referenced in this record:

Finite coupling corrections to holographic predictions for hot QCD
journal, November 2015

  • Waeber, Sebastian; Schäfer, Andreas; Vuorinen, Aleksi
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2015, Issue 11
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP11(2015)087

Probing the pattern of holographic thermalization with photons
journal, July 2013

  • Steineder, Dominik; Stricker, Stefan A.; Vuorinen, Aleksi
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2013, Issue 7
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP07(2013)014

Weak field black hole formation in asymptotically AdS spacetimes
journal, September 2009


From AdS/CFT correspondence to hydrodynamics
journal, September 2002


Minkowski-space correlators in AdS/CFT correspondence: recipe and applications
journal, September 2002


Holographic thermalization in $${{\mathcal N}}=4$$ N = 4 super Yang–Mills theory at finite coupling
journal, February 2014


Holography and Colliding Gravitational Shock Waves in Asymptotically Ad S 5 Spacetime
journal, January 2011


Numerical solution of gravitational dynamics in asymptotically anti-de Sitter spacetimes
journal, July 2014

  • Chesler, Paul M.; Yaffe, Laurence G.
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2014, Issue 7
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP07(2014)086

Holographic Reconstruction of Spacetime¶and Renormalization in the AdS/CFT Correspondence
journal, March 2001

  • de Haro, Sebastian; Skenderis, Kostas; Solodukhin, Sergey N.
  • Communications in Mathematical Physics, Vol. 217, Issue 3
  • DOI: 10.1007/s002200100381

Thermalization of Strongly Coupled Field Theories
journal, May 2011


Hydrodynamics and beyond in the strongly coupled 𝒩 = 4 plasma
journal, July 2008


A Bohr-Sommerfeld Quantization Formula for Quasinormal Frequencies of AdS Black Holes
journal, June 2009


Holographic Thermalization at Intermediate Coupling
journal, March 2013


Horizon Formation and Far-from-Equilibrium Isotropization in a Supersymmetric Yang-Mills Plasma
journal, May 2009


“Bottom-up” thermalization in heavy ion collisions
journal, March 2001


From strong to weak coupling in holographic models of thermalization
journal, July 2016

  • Grozdanov, Sašo; Kaplis, Nikolaos; Starinets, Andrei O.
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2016, Issue 7
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP07(2016)151

Thermalization with a chemical potential from AdS spaces
journal, July 2012

  • Galante, Damián; Schvellinger, Martin
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2012, Issue 7
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP07(2012)096

    Works referencing / citing this record:

    Second-order transport, quasinormal modes and zero-viscosity limit in the Gauss-Bonnet holographic fluid
    journal, March 2017

    • Grozdanov, Sašo; Starinets, Andrei O.
    • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2017, Issue 3
    • DOI: 10.1007/jhep03(2017)166

    Dispersion relations in non-relativistic two-dimensional materials from quasinormal modes in Hǒrava Gravity
    journal, October 2019

    • Garbiso, Markus; Kaminski, Matthias
    • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2019, Issue 10
    • DOI: 10.1007/jhep10(2019)087

    The complex life of hydrodynamic modes
    journal, November 2019

    • Grozdanov, Sašo; Kovtun, Pavel K.; Starinets, Andrei O.
    • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2019, Issue 11
    • DOI: 10.1007/jhep11(2019)097

    New theories of relativistic hydrodynamics in the LHC era
    journal, February 2018

    • Florkowski, Wojciech; Heller, Michal P.; Spaliński, Michał
    • Reports on Progress in Physics, Vol. 81, Issue 4
    • DOI: 10.1088/1361-6633/aaa091

    Overdamped modes in Schwarzschild-de Sitter and a Mathematica package for the numerical computation of quasinormal modes
    journal, December 2017