The analytic properties of Fermi surfaces give rise to quasiparticles. Now, it is shown that similarly, quasiparticles can be associated with Luttinger surfaces - the locations in the Brillouin zone of zeros of the single-particle Green's function at zero energy and temperature.In periodic systems of interacting electrons, Fermi and Luttinger surfaces refer to the locations within the Brillouin zone of poles and zeros, respectively, of the single-particle Green's function at zero energy and temperature. Such difference in analytic properties underlies the emergence of well-defined quasiparticles close to a Fermi surface, in contrast to their supposed non-existence close to a Luttinger surface, where the single-particle density-of-states vanishes at zero energy. We here show that, contrary to such common belief, dispersive 'quasiparticles' with infinite lifetime do exist also close to a pseudo-gapped Luttinger surface. Thermodynamic and dynamic properties of such 'quasiparticles' are just those of conventional ones. For instance, they yield well-defined quantum oscillations in Luttinger surface and linear-in-temperature specific heat, which is striking given the vanishing density of states of physical electrons, but actually not uncommon in strongly correlated materials.

Emergent quasiparticles at Luttinger surfaces / Fabrizio, Michele. - In: NATURE COMMUNICATIONS. - ISSN 2041-1723. - 13:1(2022), pp. 1-6. [10.1038/s41467-022-29190-y]

Emergent quasiparticles at Luttinger surfaces

Fabrizio, Michele
2022

Abstract

The analytic properties of Fermi surfaces give rise to quasiparticles. Now, it is shown that similarly, quasiparticles can be associated with Luttinger surfaces - the locations in the Brillouin zone of zeros of the single-particle Green's function at zero energy and temperature.In periodic systems of interacting electrons, Fermi and Luttinger surfaces refer to the locations within the Brillouin zone of poles and zeros, respectively, of the single-particle Green's function at zero energy and temperature. Such difference in analytic properties underlies the emergence of well-defined quasiparticles close to a Fermi surface, in contrast to their supposed non-existence close to a Luttinger surface, where the single-particle density-of-states vanishes at zero energy. We here show that, contrary to such common belief, dispersive 'quasiparticles' with infinite lifetime do exist also close to a pseudo-gapped Luttinger surface. Thermodynamic and dynamic properties of such 'quasiparticles' are just those of conventional ones. For instance, they yield well-defined quantum oscillations in Luttinger surface and linear-in-temperature specific heat, which is striking given the vanishing density of states of physical electrons, but actually not uncommon in strongly correlated materials.
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