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Long time correlations of nonlinear Luttinger liquids  [PDF]
Rodrigo G. Pereira
Physics , 2012, DOI: 10.1142/S0217979212440080
Abstract: An overview is given of the limitations of Luttinger liquid theory in describing the real time equilibrium dynamics of critical one-dimensional systems with nonlinear dispersion relation. After exposing the singularities of perturbation theory in band curvature effects that break the Lorentz invariance of the Tomonaga-Luttinger model, the origin of high frequency oscillations in the long time behaviour of correlation functions is discussed. The notion that correlations decay exponentially at finite temperature is challenged by the effects of diffusion in the density-density correlation due to umklapp scattering in lattice models.
Thermal transport and quench relaxation in nonlinear Luttinger liquids  [PDF]
Stanislav Apostolov,Dong E. Liu,Zakhar Maizelis,Alex Levchenko
Physics , 2013, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.88.045435
Abstract: One-dimensional electrons with a linearized dispersion relation are equivalent to a collection of harmonic plasmon modes, which represent long wavelength density oscillations. An immediate consequence of this Luttinger model of one-dimensional electron systems is the absence of inelastic scattering processes responsible for the relaxation of nonequilibrium states. In a generic nonlinear Luttinger liquid plasmons may decay and thus acquire a finite lifetime. We show that equilibration of plasmons is hierarchical and has profound implications for the dynamics after a thermal quench. We also develop a thermal transport theory and compute thermal conductance of the nonlinear Luttinger liquid by treating the collision integral of plasmons in a manifestly nonperturbative way.
Universal theory of nonlinear Luttinger liquids  [PDF]
Adilet Imambekov,Leonid I. Glazman
Physics , 2008, DOI: 10.1126/science.1165403
Abstract: One-dimensional quantum fluids are conventionally described by using an effective hydrodynamic approach known as Luttinger liquid theory. As the principal simplification, a generic spectrum of the constituent particles is replaced by a linear one, which leads to a linear hydrodynamic theory. We show that to describe the measurable dynamic response functions one needs to take into account the nonlinearity of the generic spectrum and thus of the resulting quantum hydrodynamic theory. This nonlinearity leads, for example, to a qualitative change in the behavior of the spectral function. The universal theory developed in this article is applicable to a wide class of one-dimensional fermionic, bosonic, and spin systems.
Frequency-Temperature Crossover in the Conductivity of Disordered Luttinger Liquids  [PDF]
Bernd Rosenow,Andreas Glatz,Thomas Nattermann
Physics , 2006, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.76.155108
Abstract: The temperature ($T$) and frequency ($\omega$) dependent conductivity of weakly disordered Luttinger liquids is calculated in a systematic way both by perturbation theory and from a finite temperature renormalization group (RG) treatment to leading order in the disorder strength. Whereas perturbation theory results in $\omega/T$ scaling of the conductivity such scaling is violated in the RG traetment. We also determine the non-linear field dependence of the conductivity, whose power law scaling is different from that of temperature and frequency dependence.
Low-energy properties of fractional helical Luttinger liquids  [PDF]
Tobias Meng,Lars Fritz,Dirk Schuricht,Daniel Loss
Physics , 2013, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.89.045111
Abstract: We investigate the low-energy properties of (quasi) helical and fractional helical Luttinger liquids. In particular, we calculate the Drude peak of the optical conductivity, the density of states, as well as charge transport properties of the interacting system with and without attached Fermi liquid leads at small and large (compared to the gap) frequencies. For fractional wires, we find that the low energy tunneling density of states vanishes. The conductance of a fractional helical Luttinger liquid is non-integer. It is independent of the Luttinger parameters in the wire, despite the intricate mixing of charge and spin degrees of freedom, and only depends on the relative locking of charge and spin degrees of freedom.
Phase transitions for a collective coordinate coupled to Luttinger liquids  [PDF]
B. Horovitz,T. Giamarchi,P. Le Doussal
Physics , 2012, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.115302
Abstract: We study various realizations of collective coordinates, e.g. the position of a particle, the charge of a Coulomb box or the phase of a Bose or a superconducting condensate, coupled to Luttinger liquids (LL) with N flavors. We find that for Luttinger parameter 1/2
Currents and correlations in Luttinger liquids and carbon nanotubes at finite temperature and size: a bosonization study  [PDF]
J. -S. Caux,A. Lopez,D. Suppa
Physics , 2002, DOI: 10.1016/S0550-3213(02)01107-0
Abstract: We consider problems of one dimensional interacting fermions confined to a finite size, multichannel geometry. Concentrating on Luttinger liquids and carbon nanotubes, we use nontrivial boundary conditions to represent the effect of external leads, and apply our framework to transport problems in a Josephson junction setup. We present an exact computation of all correlation functions, including finite-size and temperature effects, for two sets of solvable boundary conditions. In all cases, we compute physical quantities like the Josephson current and the pairing order parameter profile.
Low-temperature nonequilibrium transport in a Luttinger liquid  [PDF]
Ulrich Weiss,Reinhold Egger,Maura Sassetti
Physics , 1995, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.52.16707
Abstract: The temperature-dependent nonlinear conductance for transport of a Luttinger liquid through a barrier is calculated in the nonperturbative regime for $g=1/2-\epsilon$, where $g$ is the dimensionless interaction constant. To describe the low-energy behavior, we perform a leading-log summation of all diagrams contributing to the conductance which is valid for $|\epsilon| << 1$. With increasing external voltage, the asymptotic low-temperature behavior displays a turnover from the $T^{2/g-2}$ to a universal $T^2$ law.
Fermi liquids and Luttinger liquids  [PDF]
H. J. Schulz,G. Cuniberti,P. Pieri
Physics , 1998,
Abstract: In these lecture notes, the basic physics of Fermi liquids and Luttinger liquids is presented. Fermi liquids are discussed both from a phenomenological viewpoint, in relation to microscopic approaches, and as renormalization group fixed points. Luttinger liquids are introduced using the bosonization formalism, and their essential differences with Fermi liquids are pointed out. Applications to transport effects, the effect of disorder, quantum spin chains, and spin ladders, both insulating and metallic, are given.
A brief introduction to Luttinger liquids  [PDF]
Johannes Voit
Physics , 2000, DOI: 10.1063/1.1342524
Abstract: I give a brief introduction to Luttinger liquids. Luttinger liquids are paramagnetic one-dimensional metals without Landau quasi-particle excitations. The elementary excitations are collective charge and spin modes, leading to charge-spin separation. Correlation functions exhibit power-law behavior. All physical properties can be calculated, e.g. by bosonization, and depend on three parameters only: the renormalized coupling constant $K_{\rho}$, and the charge and spin velocities. I also discuss the stability of Luttinger liquids with respect to temperature, interchain coupling, lattice effects and phonons, and list important open problems.
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