Non-fermi-liquid behavior in the periodic Anderson model. / Amaricci, A.; Sordi, G.; Rozenberg, M. J.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 101, No. 14, 146403, 03.10.2008.

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We study the Mott metal-insulator transition in the periodic Anderson model with dynamical mean field theory (DMFT). Near the quantum transition, we find a non-Fermi-liquid metallic state down to a vanishing temperature scale. We identify the origin of the non-Fermi-liquid behavior as being due to magnetic scattering of the doped carriers by the localized moments. The non-Fermi-liquid state can be tuned by either doping or external magnetic field. Our results show that the coupling to spatial magnetic fluctuations (absent in DMFT) is not a prerequisite to realizing a non-Fermi-liquid scenario for heavy fermion systems.
Original languageEnglish
Article number146403
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2008
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