15-20 June 2014
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Perturbative non-Fermi liquids from dimensional regularization

18 Jun 2014, 09:30
C-204 (Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne)


Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne

Sudbury, Ontario
Oral (Non-Student) / orale (non-étudiant) Theoretical Physics / Physique théorique (DTP-DPT) (W1-3) Condensed Matter Theory - DTP-DCMMP / Théorie de la matière condensée -DPT-DPMCM


Denis Dalidovich (P)


A dimensional regularization scheme for quantum field theories with Fermi surface is proposed to study scaling behaviour of non-Fermi liquid states in a controlled approximation. Starting from a Fermi surface in two space dimensions, the co-dimension of Fermi surface is extended to a general value while the dimension of Fermi surface is fixed. When Fermi surface is coupled with a critical boson centred at zero momentum, the interaction becomes marginal at a critical space dimension $d_c=5/2$. A deviation from the critical dimension is used as a small parameter for a systematic expansion. This method is applied to the theory where two patches of Fermi surface are coupled with a critical boson, and it is shown that the Ising-nematic critical point is described by a stable non-Fermi liquid state slightly below the critical dimension. Critical exponents are computed up to the two-loop order.

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