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Title: Impurities near an antiferromagnetic-singlet quantum critical point

Abstract

Heavy-fermion systems and other strongly correlated electron materials often exhibit a competition between antiferromagnetic (AF) and singlet ground states. We examine the effect of impurities in the vicinity of such an AF-singlet quantum critical point (QCP), through an appropriately defined “impurity susceptibility” χimp, using exact quantum Monte Carlo simulations. Our key finding is a connection within a single calculational framework between AF domains induced on the singlet side of the transition and the behavior of the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) relaxation rate 1/T1. Furthermore, we show that local NMR measurements provide a diagnostic for the location of the QCP, which agrees remarkably well with the vanishing of the AF order parameter and large values of χimp.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [2];  [2];  [4]
  1. Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Inst. of Physics; Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics
  2. Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Inst. of Physics
  3. Univ. of Cote d'Azur (France); CNRS-UNS-NUS-NTU International Joint Research Unit (Singapore). Majulab; National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore). Centre for Quantum Technologies
  4. Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics
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Research Org.:
Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1344106
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1344004
Grant/Contract Number:  
NA0001842; NA0002908
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 95; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Mendes-Santos, T., Costa, N. C., Batrouni, G., Curro, N., dos Santos, R. R., Paiva, T., and Scalettar, R. T. Impurities near an antiferromagnetic-singlet quantum critical point. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.95.054419.
Mendes-Santos, T., Costa, N. C., Batrouni, G., Curro, N., dos Santos, R. R., Paiva, T., & Scalettar, R. T. Impurities near an antiferromagnetic-singlet quantum critical point. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.95.054419.
Mendes-Santos, T., Costa, N. C., Batrouni, G., Curro, N., dos Santos, R. R., Paiva, T., and Scalettar, R. T. Wed . "Impurities near an antiferromagnetic-singlet quantum critical point". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.95.054419. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1344106.
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title = {Impurities near an antiferromagnetic-singlet quantum critical point},
author = {Mendes-Santos, T. and Costa, N. C. and Batrouni, G. and Curro, N. and dos Santos, R. R. and Paiva, T. and Scalettar, R. T.},
abstractNote = {Heavy-fermion systems and other strongly correlated electron materials often exhibit a competition between antiferromagnetic (AF) and singlet ground states. We examine the effect of impurities in the vicinity of such an AF-singlet quantum critical point (QCP), through an appropriately defined “impurity susceptibility” χimp, using exact quantum Monte Carlo simulations. Our key finding is a connection within a single calculational framework between AF domains induced on the singlet side of the transition and the behavior of the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) relaxation rate 1/T1. Furthermore, we show that local NMR measurements provide a diagnostic for the location of the QCP, which agrees remarkably well with the vanishing of the AF order parameter and large values of χimp.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.95.054419},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = 5,
volume = 95,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {2}
}

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