Non-Fermi-liquid states of a magnetic ion in a metal

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  • A model of a local orbital coupled through repulsive interactions to both the hybridizing and the screening channels of a conduction band is solved by Wilson's renormalization group method. At particle-hole symmetry we find non-Fermi-liquid lines of critical points when the interaction in the screening channel is above a critical value. Away from particle-hole symmetry the system displays two stable Fermi-liquid fixed points of different symmetries, separated by a non-Fermi liquid quantum critical point, in the mixed-valence regime. The behavior in the vicinity of this point is consistent with the marginal Fermi-liquid hypothesis. © 1993 The American Physical Society.
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  • Perakis IE; Varma CM; Ruckenstein AE
  • Start Page

  • 3467
  • End Page

  • 3470
  • Volume

  • 70
  • Issue

  • 22