Thermalization and entanglement following a nonrelativistic holographic quench
2012 (English)In: Physical Review D, ISSN 1550-7998, Vol. 85, no 2, 026005- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We develop a holographic model for thermalization following a quench near a quantum critical point with nontrivial dynamical critical exponent. The anti-de Sitter Vaidya null collapse geometry is generalized to asymptotically Lifshitz spacetime. Nonlocal observables such as two-point functions and entanglement entropy in this background then provide information about the length and time scales relevant to thermalization. The propagation of thermalization exhibits similar "horizon" behavior as has been seen previously in the conformal case and we give a heuristic argument for why it also appears here. Finally, analytic upper bounds are obtained for the thermalization rates of the nonlocal observables.
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2012. Vol. 85, no 2, 026005- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-169965DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.85.026005ISI: 000299930200016OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-169965DiVA: diva2:508407