Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Holographic thermalization in super Yang–Mills theory at finite coupling
Institut für Theoretische Physik, Technische Universität Wien, Wiedner Hauptstr. 8-10, 1040 , Vienna, Austria
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Accepted: 6 January 2014
Published online: 12 February 2014
We investigate the behavior of energy-momentum tensor correlators in holographic super Yang–Mills plasma, taking finite coupling corrections into account. In the thermal limit we determine the flow of quasinormal modes as a function of the ’t Hooft coupling. Then we use a specific model of holographic thermalization to study the deviation of the spectral densities from their thermal limit in an out-of-equilibrium situation. The main focus lies on the thermalization pattern with which the plasma constituents approach their thermal distribution as the coupling constant decreases from the infinite coupling limit. All obtained results point towards the weakening of the usual top-down thermalization pattern.
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