Qimiao Si

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Experiments in heavy-fermion metals and related theoretical work suggest that critical local-moment fluctuations can play an important role near a zero-temperature phase transition. We study such fluctuations at the quantum critical point of a Kondo impurity model in which the density of band states vanishes as /epsilon/(r) at the Fermi energy (epsilon=0).(More)
We discuss non-Fermi liquid and quantum critical behavior in heavy fermion materials, focussing on the mechanism by which the electron mass appears to diverge at the quantum critical point. We ask whether the basic mechanism for the transformation involves electron diffraction off a quantum critical spin density wave, or whether a breakdown in the composite(More)
We study the competition between intersite and local correlations in a spinless two-band extended Hubbard model by taking an alternative limit of infinite dimensions. We find that the intersite density fluctuations suppress the charge Kondo energy scale and lead to a Fermi liquid to non-Fermi liquid transition for repulsive on-site density-density(More)
We further develop an extended dynamical mean field approach introduced earlier. It goes beyond the standard D = ∞ dynamical mean field theory by incorporating quantum fluctuations associated with intersite (RKKY-like) interactions. This is achieved by scaling the intersite interactions to the same power in 1/D as that for the kinetic terms. In this(More)
Citation Iqbal, Nabil et al. " Quantum phase transitions in holographic models of magnetism and superconductors. " Physical Review D 82.4 (2010): 045002. Article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use. The MIT Faculty has made this article(More)
We study an extended Hubbard model in the limit of infinite dimensions and its zero dimensional counterpart, a generalized asymmetric Anderson model. In the impurity model we find three kinds of mixed valence states: a) the usual strong coupling state in which a resonance forms at the Fermi level; b) a weak coupling state in which neither the impurity spin(More)
Understanding the microscopic origins of electronic phases in high-transition temperature (high-T(c)) superconductors is important for elucidating the mechanism of superconductivity. In the paramagnetic tetragonal phase of BaFe(2-x)T(x)As2 (where T is Co or Ni) iron pnictides, an in-plane resistivity anisotropy has been observed. Here, we use inelastic(More)