Holography without counter terms

Byoungjoon Ahn, Seungjoon Hyun, Kyung Kiu Kim, Sang A. Park, Sang Heon Yi

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By considering the behavior of the reduced action under the scaling transformation, we present a unified derivation of the Smarr-like relation for asymptotically anti-de-Sitter planar black holes. This novel Smarr-like relation leads to useful information in the condensed matter systems through the AdS/CMT correspondence. By using our results, we provide an efficient way to obtain the holographically renormalized on-shell action without the information on the explicit forms of counter terms. We find the complete consistency of our results with those in various models discussed in the recent literatures and obtain new implications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number024043
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jul 22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Ahn, B., Hyun, S., Kim, K. K., Park, S. A., & Yi, S. H. (2016). Holography without counter terms. Physical Review D, 94(2), [024043]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.94.024043