Phase structures emerging from holography with Einstein gravity - dilaton models at finite temperature
Published 2018-07-11Version 1
Asymptotic AdS Riemann space-times in five dimensions with a black brane (horizon) sourced by a fully back-reacted scalar field (dilaton) offer - via the holographic dictionary - various options for the thermodynamics of the flat four-dimensional boundary theory, uncovering Hawking-Page, first-order and second-order phase transitions up to a cross-over or featureless behavior. The relation of these phase structures to the dilaton potential is clarified and illustrating examples are presented. Having in mind applications to QCD we study vector mesons in the probe limit with the goal to figure out conditions for forming Regge type series of radial excitations and address the issue of meson melting.