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Advances in High Energy Physics
Volume 2017, Article ID 8276534, 7 pages
Research Article

Heavy Quark Potential with Hyperscaling Violation

1School of Mathematics and Physics, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430074, China
2Institute of Particle Physics and Key Laboratory of Quark and Lepton Physics (MOE), Central China Normal University, Wuhan 430079, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Zi-qiang Zhang; nc.ude.guc@qzgnahz

Received 19 December 2016; Accepted 23 January 2017; Published 6 March 2017

Academic Editor: Song He

Copyright © 2017 Zi-qiang Zhang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The publication of this article was funded by SCOAP3.


We investigate the behavior of the heavy quark potential in the backgrounds with hyperscaling violation. The metrics are covariant under a generalized Lifshitz scaling symmetry with the dynamical Lifshitz parameter and hyperscaling violation exponent . We calculate the potential for a certain range of and and discuss how it changes in the presence of the two parameters. Moreover, we add a constant electric field to the backgrounds and study its effects on the potential. It is shown that the heavy quark potential depends on the nonrelativistic parameters. Also, the presence of the constant electric field tends to increase the potential.