We discuss the holographic counterpart of a recent conjecture regarding R-symmetric RG flows in four-dimensional supersymmetric field theories. In such theories, a quantity τU can be defined at the fixed points which was conjectured in  to be larger in the UV than in the IR, τU UV>τU IR. We analyze this conjecture from a dual supergravity perspective: using some general properties of domain wall solutions dual to R-symmetric RG flows, we define a bulk quantity which interpolates between the correct τ U at the UV and IR fixed points, and study its monotonicity properties in a class of examples. We find a monotonic behavior for theories flowing to an interacting IR fixed point. For gapped theories, the monotonicity is still valid up to a finite value of the radial coordinate where the function vanishes, reflecting the gap scale of the field theory. © 2013 SISSA, Trieste, Italy.
|Titolo:||Holographic R-symmetric flows and the τ_U conjecture|
|Autori:||Bertolini M; Di Pietro L; Porri F|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Numero di Articolo:||071|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/JHEP08(2013)071|
|Fulltext via DOI:||10.1007/JHEP08(2013)071|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|