R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminars

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Events During the Week of February 18th through February 25th, 2024

Monday, February 19th, 2024

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Thursday, February 22nd, 2024

Superconductor — Insulator Transition and Coulomb drag in non-Fermi-Liquid modelled by an array of SYK grains
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Place: 5310 Chamberlin
Speaker: Alexander Chudnovskiy, Hamburg
Abstract: We present a model of a strongly correlated system with a non-Fermi liquid high temperature phase. Its ground state undergoes an insulator to superconductor quantum phase transition (QPT) as a function of a pairing interaction strength. Both the insulator and the superconductor are originating from the same interaction mechanism. The resistivity in the insulating phase exhibits the activation behavior with the activation energy, which goes to zero at the QPT. This leads to a wide quantum critical regime with an algebraic temperature dependence of the resistivity. Upon raising the temperature in the superconducting phase, the model exhibits a finite temperature phase transition to a Bose metal phase, which separates the superconductor from the non-Fermi liquid metal. Furthermore, in the high-temperature non-Fermi-liquid phase, we analyse Coulomb drag and near-field heat transfer in a double-layer system of incoherent metals. The absence of quasiparticles in the strange metal leads to temperature-independent drag resistivity, which is in strong contrast with the quadratic temperature dependence in the Fermi liquid regime. We show that all parameters of the theoretical model can be independently measured in near-field heat transfer experiments, performed in Fermi liquid and strange metal regimes.
Host: Alex Levchenko
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Friday, February 23rd, 2024

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