Strong-coupling renormalization group in a hierarchical Kondo model
University of Zurich, Switzerland
March 24, 2016
In this seminar, a hierarchical version of the Kondo model is introduced and shown to be exactly solvable via renormalization group techniques. The qualitative behavior of the magnetic susceptibility of the system is shown to be governed by a non-trivial fixed point in the renormalization group flow. The hierarchical Kondo model provides an example of a system that shares the scaling properties of the Kondo model and can be studied exactly using renormalization group methods.
Joint work with Giuseppe Benfatto and Giovanni Gallavotti.
git repository: 16zurich-git (the git repository contains detailed information about the changes in the slides as well as the source code for all previous versions).
This presentation is based on
[BGJ15]: Kondo effect in a fermionic hierarchical model
Giuseppe Benfatto, Giovanni Gallavotti, Ian Jauslin, 2015
(published in Journal of Statistical Physics, volume 161, issue 5, pages 1203-1230, 2015)
[GJ15]: Kondo effect in the hierarchical s-d model
Giovanni Gallavotti, Ian Jauslin, 2015
(This letter is an extension of [BGJ15] to the s-d model)
(published in Journal of Statistical Physics, volume 161, issue 5, pages 1231-1235, 2015)