Date Thesis Awarded

2013

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Science (BS)

Department

Physics

Advisor

Joshua Erlich

Committee Member

Henry Krakauer

Committee Member

Daniel Vasiliu

Abstract

We consider a family of holographically dual models of superconductivity to test the robustness of holographic superconductor models in general. Following the treatment of Hartnoll et al. and Albrecht et al., we introduce the basic holographic model and then develop a family of similar models by varying a parameter in the spacetime metric of the holographic theory. We then calculate several observables and compare with actual superconductor observables. This helps determine whether these holographic models actually explain superconductivity or if the agreement between the theories and experiment is a coincidence.

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Comments

Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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