Aug 2 – 6, 2021
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Holographic quarkyonic matter

Aug 6, 2021, 3:10 PM


Parallel contribution F: Nuclear and Astroparticle Physics Parallels Track F


Nicolas Kovensky (IPhT - CEA - Paris, Saclay.)


We point out a novel configurations in holographic QCD, allowing baryons to coexist with fundamental quarks. The resulting phase is a dual realization of quarkyonic matter, which is predicted to occur in QCD at a large number of colors, and possibly plays a role in real-world QCD as well. We find that holographic quarkyonic matter is chirally symmetric and that, for large baryon chemical potentials, it is energetically preferred over pure nuclear matter and over pure quark matter. Finally, we also discuss recent findings about holographic baryonic matter with isospin asymmetry, including fully dynamically its interplay with pion condensation.

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Nicolas Kovensky (IPhT - CEA - Paris, Saclay.)


Andreas Schmitt (University of Southampton)

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