Bubbling AdS black holes Academic Article uri icon


  • We explore the non-BPS analog of 'AdS bubbles', which are regular spherically symmetric 1/2 BPS geometries in type IIB supergravity. They have regular horizons and can be thought of as bubbling generalizations of non-extremal AdS black hole solutions in five-dimensional gauged supergravity. Due to the appearance of the Heun equation even at the linearized level, various approximation and numerical methods are needed in order to extract information about this system. We study how the vacuum expectation value and mass of a particular dimension two chiral primary operator depend on the temperature and chemical potential of the thermal Yang-Mills theory. In addition, the mass of the bubbling AdS black holes is computed. As is shown numerically, there are also non-BPS solitonic bubbles which are completely regular and arise from continuous deformations of BPS AdS bubbles. SISSA 2007.

published proceedings

  • Journal of High Energy Physics

author list (cited authors)

  • Liu, J. T., L, H., Pope, C. N., & Vzquez-Poritz, J. F.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Liu, James T||Lü, Hong||Pope, Christopher N||Vázquez-Poritz, Justin F

publication date

  • October 2007