MCTP HET BROWN BAG SEMINAR
Wilsonian and Large N Approaches to Non-Fermi Liquids


Nov
20
2013

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  • Speaker: Liam Fitzpatrick (Stanford)
  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 11/20/2013
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Location: 3481 Randall

  • Description:

    We study the problem of metals near a quantum critical point using a local Wilsonian effective field theory of Fermi surface fermions coupled to massless boson (i.e. order parameter) fields, and integrating out only high energy boson and fermion modes. Below the upper critical dimension of the theory (d=3 spatial dimensions), we find new fixed points in which the bosons are described by the Wilson-Fisher fixed point and are coupled to a non-Fermi liquid metal. We describe different behaviors of the theory in various large N limits.