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Spin-freezing and the Sachdev-Ye model

  • Werner, Philipp Department of Physics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Kim, Aaram J. Department of Physics, King's College London - Strand, London, UK
  • Hoshino, Shintaro Department of Physics, Saitama University - Saitama, Japan
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  • EPL (Europhysics Letters). - 2018, vol. 124, no. 5, p. 57002
English Spin-freezing is the origin of bad-metal physics and non-Fermi liquid (non-FL) properties in a broad range of correlated compounds. In a multi-orbital lattice system with Hund coupling, doping of the half-filled Mott insulator results in a highly incoherent metal with frozen magnetic moments. These moments fluctuate and collapse in a crossover region that is characterized by unusual non-Fermi liquid properties such as a self-energy whose imaginary part varies over a significant energy range. At low enough temperature, the local moment fluctuations induce electron pairing, which may be a generic mechanism for unconventional superconductivity. While this physics has been discovered in numerical studies of multi-orbital Hubbard systems, it exhibits a striking similarity to the analytically solvable Sachdev-Ye (SY) model, and its recent fermionic extensions. Here, we explore the relation between spin-freezing and SY physics, and thus shed light on fundamental properties of Hund metals.
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