The holographic dilaton

Carlos Hoyos, Uri Kol, Jacob Sonnenschein, Shimon Yankielowicz

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We study a set of examples of holographic duals to theories with spontaneous breaking of conformal invariance in different dimensions. The geometries are domain walls interpolating between two AdS spaces, with a non-trivial background scalar field dual to a relevant operator. We comment on a subtlety in the low momentum expansion pointed out in [5] for the case of background gravity and revise the dynamical gravity results of [4], where the dilaton pole was missing in the scalar-scalar and tensor-tensor two-point functions. We compute the energy-momentum tensor and scalar two-point functions and show that there is indeed a massless dilaton pole.

Original languageEnglish
Article number181
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2013


  • AdS-CFT Correspondence
  • Anomalies in Field and String Theories
  • Renormalization Group
  • Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking


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