Ward identities for transport in 2+1 dimensions

Carlos Hoyos*, Bom Soo Kim, Yaron Oz

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Abstract: We use the Ward identities corresponding to general linear transformations, and derive relations between transport coefficients of (2 + 1)-dimensional systems. Our analysis includes relativistic and Galilean invariant systems, as well as systems without boost invariance such as Lifshitz theories. We consider translation invariant, as well as broken translation invariant cases, and include an external magnetic field. Our results agree with effective theory relations of incompressible Hall fluid, and with holographic calculations in a magnetically charged black hole background.

Original languageEnglish
Article number164
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2015


  • Effective field theories
  • Field Theories in Lower Dimensions
  • Global Symmetries
  • Space-Time Symmetries


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