Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Effect of magnetic field on holographic insulator/superconductor phase transition in higher dimensional Gauss–Bonnet gravity
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, Mohanpur, Nadia, 741246, India
2 Department of Theoretical Sciences, S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, JD Block, Sector III, Salt Lake, Kolkata, 700106, India
Accepted: 1 March 2020
Published online: 12 March 2020
In this paper, we have investigated the effect of magnetic field numerically as well as analytically for holographic insulator/superconductor phase transition in higher dimensional Gauss–Bonnet gravity. First we have analysed the critical phenomena with magnetic field using two different numerical methods, namely, quasinormal modes method and the shooting method. Then we have carried out our calculation analytically using the Sturm–Liouville eigenvalue method. The methods show that marginally stable modes emerge at critical values of the chemical potential and the magnetic field satisfying the relation . We observe that the value of the chemical potential and hence the value of increases with higher values of the Gauss–Bonnet parameter and dimension of spacetime for a fixed mass of the scalar field. This clearly indicates that the phase transition from insulator to superconductor becomes difficult in the presence of the magnetic field for higher values of the Gauss–Bonnet parameter and dimension of spacetime. Our analytic results are in very good agreement with our numerical results.
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