Chiral modulations in curved space II: Conifold geometries

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In this paper, we extend our previous analysis concerning the formation of inhomogeneous condensates in strongly-coupled fermion effective field theories on curved spaces and include the case of conifold geometries that represent the simplest tractable case of manifolds with curvature singularities. In the set-up considered here, by keeping the genuine thermodynamical temperature constant, we may single out the role that curvature effects play on the breaking/restoration of chiral symmetry and on the appearance of inhomogeneous phases. The first goal of this paper is to construct a general expression of the finite temperature effective action for inhomogeneous condensates in the case of fourfermion effective field theories on conifold geometries with generic Riemannian smooth base (generalised cones). The other goal is to implement numerically the above formal results and construct self-consistent solutions for the condensate. We explicitly show that the condensate assumes a kink-like profile, vanishing at the singularity that is surrounded by a bubble of restored chiral symmetry phase.

Original languageEnglish
Article number023
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Chiral Lagrangians
  • Renormalization Regularization and Renormalons
  • Spacetime Singularities
  • Thermal Field Theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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