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Title: Low energy properties of the Kondo chain in the RKKY regime

We study the Kondo chain in the regime of high spin concentration where the low energy physics is dominated by the Ruderman–Kittel–Kasuya–Yosida interaction. As has been recently shown (Tsvelik and Yevtushenko 2015 Phys. Rev. Lett. 115 216402), this model has two phases with drastically different transport properties depending on the anisotropy of the exchange interaction. In particular, the helical symmetry of the fermions is spontaneously broken when the anisotropy is of the easy plane type. This leads to a parametrical suppression of the localization effects. In the present paper we substantially extend the previous theory, in particular, by analyzing a competition of forward- and backward- scattering, including into the theory short range electron interactions and calculating spin correlation functions. In conclusion, we discuss applicability of our theory and possible experiments which could support the theoretical findings.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  2. Ludwig Maximilians Univ., Munich (Germany); Univ. Erlangen-Nurnberg, Erlangen (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1255724
Report Number(s):
BNL--112205-2016-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 1367-2630; R&D Project: PO015; KC0202030
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0012704
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
New Journal of Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 18; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 1367-2630
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY helical symmetry; ideal protected transport; Kondo chain; RKKY