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Stability of Dirac Liquids with Strong Coulomb Interaction
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Theoretical Physics.
2017 (English)In: Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, E-ISSN 1079-7114, Vol. 118, no 2, 026403Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We develop and apply the diagrammatic Monte Carlo technique to address the problem of the stability of the Dirac liquid state (in a graphene-type system) against the strong long-range part of the Coulomb interaction. So far, all attempts to deal with this problem in the field-theoretical framework were limited either to perturbative or random phase approximation and functional renormalization group treatments, with diametrically opposite conclusions. Our calculations aim at the approximation-free solution with controlled accuracy by computing vertex corrections from higher-order skeleton diagrams and establishing the renormalization group flow of the effective Coulomb coupling constant. We unambiguously show that with increasing the system size L (up to ln(L)∼40), the coupling constant always flows towards zero; i.e., the two-dimensional Dirac liquid is an asymptotically free T=0 state with divergent Fermi velocity.

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American Physical Society, 2017. Vol. 118, no 2, 026403
Keyword [en]
Approximation algorithms, Coulomb interactions, Monte Carlo methods, Statistical mechanics, Coulomb couplings, Coupling constants, Functional renormalization group, Monte Carlo techniques, Random phase approximations, Renormalization group, Theoretical framework, Vertex correction, Liquids
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-202223DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.026403ISI: 000391927700007Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85010399644OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-202223DiVA: diva2:1082998
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Funding text: This work was supported by the Simons Collaboration on the Many Electron Problem, the National Science Foundation under the Grant No. PHY-1314735, the MURI Program New Quantum Phases of Matter from AFOSR, the Stiftelsen Olle Engkvist Byggmstare Foundation, and the Swedish Research Council Grant No. 642-2013-7837. QC 20170320

Available from: 2017-03-20 Created: 2017-03-20 Last updated: 2017-03-20Bibliographically approved

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