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Kondo insulators in the periodic Anderson model: a local moment approach

Smith, VE and Logan, DE and Krishnamurthy, HR (2003) Kondo insulators in the periodic Anderson model: a local moment approach. In: The European Physical Journal B, 32 (1). pp. 49-63.

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The symmetric periodic Anderson model is well known to capture the essential physics of Kondo insulator materials. Within the framework of dynamical mean-field theory, we develop a local moment approach to its single-particle dynamics in the paramagnetic phase. The approach is intrinsically non-perturbative, encompasses all energy scales and interaction strengths, and satisfies the low-energy dictates of Fermi liquid theory. It captures in particular the strong coupling behaviour and exponentially small quasiparticle scales characteristic of the Kondo lattice regime, as well as simple perturbative behaviour in weak coupling. Particular emphasis is naturally given to strong coupling dynamics, where the resultant clean separation of energy scales enables the scaling behaviour of single-particle spectra to be obtained.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: The European Physical Journal B
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2009 06:52
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:55
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/17077

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