TY - JOUR

T1 - Properties of some conformal field theories with M-theory duals

AU - Gauntlett, Jerome P.

AU - Colgáin, Eoin Ó

AU - Varela, Oscar

PY - 2007/2/1

Y1 - 2007/2/1

N2 - By studying classes of supersymmetric solutions of D ≤ 11 supergravity with AdS5 factors, we determine some properties of the dual four-dimensional N ≤ 1 superconformal field theories. For some explicit solutions we calculate the central charges and also the conformal dimensions of certain chiral primary operators arising from wrapped membranes. For the most general class of solutions we show that there is a consistent Kaluza-Klein truncation to minimal D ≤ 5 gauged supergravity. This latter result allows us to study some aspects of the dual strongly coupled thermal plasma with a non-zero R-charge chemical potential and, in particular, we show that the ratio of the shear viscosity to the entropy density has the universal value of 1/4π.

AB - By studying classes of supersymmetric solutions of D ≤ 11 supergravity with AdS5 factors, we determine some properties of the dual four-dimensional N ≤ 1 superconformal field theories. For some explicit solutions we calculate the central charges and also the conformal dimensions of certain chiral primary operators arising from wrapped membranes. For the most general class of solutions we show that there is a consistent Kaluza-Klein truncation to minimal D ≤ 5 gauged supergravity. This latter result allows us to study some aspects of the dual strongly coupled thermal plasma with a non-zero R-charge chemical potential and, in particular, we show that the ratio of the shear viscosity to the entropy density has the universal value of 1/4π.

KW - AdS-CFT correspondence

KW - M-theory

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=33947708422&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1088/1126-6708/2007/02/049

DO - 10.1088/1126-6708/2007/02/049

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:33947708422

SN - 1029-8479

VL - 2007

JO - Journal of High Energy Physics

JF - Journal of High Energy Physics

IS - 2

M1 - 049

ER -