Quantum critical behavior of antiferromagnetic itinerant systems with van Hove singularities

A. Katanin

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The interplay of magnetic and superconducting fluctuations in two-dimensional systems with van Hove singularities in the electronic spectrum is considered within the functional renormalization-group (fRG) approach. While the fRG flow has to be stopped at a certain minimal temperature T RG min, we study temperature dependence of magnetic and superconducting susceptibilities below T RG min to obtain the crossover temperatures to the regime with strong magnetic and superconducting fluctuations. Near half filling we obtain the largest crossover temperature, corresponding to a regime with strong commensurate magnetic fluctuations, which is replaced by a regime with strong incommensurate fluctuations further away from half filling. With further decreasing density the system undergoes quantum phase transition from incommensurate to paramagnetic phase. Similarly to results of Hertz-Moriya-Millis approach, the temperature dependence of the inverse (incommensurate) magnetic susceptibility at the magnetic quantum-critical point is found almost linear in temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Article number165118
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes


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