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    Black holes, Boyle’s Law and the quark-gluon plasma

    Dolan, Brian P. (2015) Black holes, Boyle’s Law and the quark-gluon plasma. Proceedings of Science, 263 (136). ISSN 1824-8039

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    The role of the cosmological constant as a thermodynamic variable in black hole thermodynamics is discussed. A black hole in asymptotically anti-de Sitter space-time has a positive thermodynamic pressure associated with the cosmological constant and the conjugate thermodynamic variable is a volume. Isotherms in the P−V plane can be constructed and there can be phase transitions between different black hole phases with critical points. Applications to the thermodynamics of conformal field theories are discussed, via the AdS/CFT correspondence. In particular critical exponents are calculated for the deconfining phase transition in N=supersymmetric SU(N)Yang-Mills theory, in the limit of large N, and found to be mean field in this limit

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Published in the Proceedings of the Corfu Summer Institute 2015 (CORFU2015) - Workshop on Particles and Cosmology. Copyright owned by the author(s) under the term of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License:
    Keywords: Black holes; Boyle’s Law; quark-gluon plasma; black hole thermodynamics;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematical Physics
    Item ID: 10490
    Depositing User: Dr. Brian Dolan
    Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2019 11:47
    Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of Science
    Publisher: SISSA, the International School for Advanced Studies
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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