Quarks in an external electric field in finite temperature largeNgauge theory

Tameem Albash, Veselin Filev, Clifford V Johnson, Arnab Kundu
2008 Journal of High Energy Physics  
We use a ten dimensional dual string background to aspects of the physics large N four dimensional SU(N) gauge theory, where its fundamental quarks are charged under a background electric field. The theory is N=2 supersymmetric for vanishing temperature and electric field. At zero temperature, we observe that the electric field induces a phase transition associated with the dissociation of the mesons into their constituent quarks. This is an analogue of an insulator-metal transition, since the
more » ... ystem goes from being an insulator with zero current (in the applied field) to a conductor with free charge carriers (the quarks). At finite temperature this phenomenon persists, with the dissociation transition become subsumed into the more familiar meson melting transition. Here, the dissociation phenomenon reduces the critical melting temperature.
doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2008/08/092 fatcat:kybv7t53vfcjxper6xkora36ca