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Title: Two-dimensional conductors with interactions and disorder from particle-vortex duality

Abstract

Here, we study Dirac fermions in two spatial dimensions (2D) coupled to strongly fluctuating U(1) gauge fields in the presence of quenched disorder. Such systems are dual to theories of free Dirac fermions, which are vortices of the original theory. In analogy to superconductivity, when these fermionic vortices localize, the original system becomes a perfect conductor, and when the vortices possess a finite conductivity, the original fermions do as well. We provide several realizations of this principle and thereby introduce examples of strongly interacting 2D metals that evade Anderson localization.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5]
  1. Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL (United States)
  2. Univ. of California, Riverside, CA (United States)
  3. Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA (United States); SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  4. Centro Atomico Bariloche and CONICET, Rio Negro (Argentina)
  5. Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1420039
Grant/Contract Number:  
PHY-1607611; DMR-1725401; DGE-1144245; NSF PHY-1125915; AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 96; Journal Issue: 24; 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

Goldman, H., Mulligan, M., Raghu, S., Torroba, G., and Zimet, M. Two-dimensional conductors with interactions and disorder from particle-vortex duality. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/physrevb.96.245140.
Goldman, H., Mulligan, M., Raghu, S., Torroba, G., & Zimet, M. Two-dimensional conductors with interactions and disorder from particle-vortex duality. United States. doi:10.1103/physrevb.96.245140.
Goldman, H., Mulligan, M., Raghu, S., Torroba, G., and Zimet, M. Wed . "Two-dimensional conductors with interactions and disorder from particle-vortex duality". United States. doi:10.1103/physrevb.96.245140. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1420039.
@article{osti_1420039,
title = {Two-dimensional conductors with interactions and disorder from particle-vortex duality},
author = {Goldman, H. and Mulligan, M. and Raghu, S. and Torroba, G. and Zimet, M.},
abstractNote = {Here, we study Dirac fermions in two spatial dimensions (2D) coupled to strongly fluctuating U(1) gauge fields in the presence of quenched disorder. Such systems are dual to theories of free Dirac fermions, which are vortices of the original theory. In analogy to superconductivity, when these fermionic vortices localize, the original system becomes a perfect conductor, and when the vortices possess a finite conductivity, the original fermions do as well. We provide several realizations of this principle and thereby introduce examples of strongly interacting 2D metals that evade Anderson localization.},
doi = {10.1103/physrevb.96.245140},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = 24,
volume = 96,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {12}
}

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