From cold to lukewarm to hot electrons



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19040095

Abstract

I will present a study of the single-particle properties of hot, lukewarm and cold electrons that coexist in the two-dimensional antiferromagnetic quantum critical metal within a unified theory. I will show how to generalize the theory that describes the interaction of critical spin-density wave fluctuations and electrons near the hot spots on the Fermi surface (hot electrons) by including electrons far away from the hot spots (lukewarm and cold electrons). Through an analytically tractable functional renormalization group scheme it will be shown that low-energy electrons are characterized by a universal momentum-dependent quasi-particle weight that decays to zero as the hot spots are approached along the Fermi surface, owing to the coexistence of quasiparticle and non-quasiparticle excitations within the same metallic state. This approach allows to characterize how the global shape of the Fermi surface is renormalized due to the strong interaction between the electrons and the critical spin fluctuations. I will finalize by commenting on the scope of this approach to study properties that are sensitive to the entirety of the Fermi surface, paying special attention to some preliminary results on the superconducting instability of this metallic state.