Orientation dependence of confinement-deconfinement phase transition in anisotropic media

Irina Aref'eva, Kristina A. Rannu, Pavel Slepov

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We study the T-μ phase diagram of anisotropic media, created in heavy-ion collisions (HIC). Such a statement of the problem is due to several indications that this media is anisotropic just after HIC. To study T-μ phase diagram we use holographic methods. To take into account the anisotropy we use an anisotropic black brane solutions for a bottom-up QCD approach in 5-dim Einstein-dilaton-two-Maxwell model constructed in our previous work. We calculate the minimal surfaces of the corresponding probing open string world-sheet in anisotropic backgrounds with various temperatures and chemical potentials. The dynamical wall (DW) locations, providing the quark confinement, depend on the orientation of the quark pairs, that gives a crossover transition between confinement/deconfinement phases in the dual gauge theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)470-475
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2019


  • AdS/QCD
  • Holography
  • Phase transition

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