It has been recently shown that the particle-hole symmetric Anderson impurity model can be mapped onto a Z2 slave-spin theory without any need of additional constraints. Here we prove by means of Numerical Renormalization Group that the slave-spin behaves in this model like a two-level system coupled to a sub-ohmic dissipative environment. It follows that the Z2 symmetry gets spontaneously broken at zero temperature, which we find can be identified with the on-set of Kondo coherence, being the Kondo temperature proportional to the square of the order parameter. Since the model is numerically solvable, the results are very enlightening on the role of quantum fluctuations beyond mean field in the context of slave-boson approaches to correlated electron models, an issue that has been attracting interest since the 80's. Finally, our results suggest as a by-product that the paramagnetic metal phase of the Hubbard model at half-filling, in infinite coordination lattices and at zero temperature, as described for instance by Dynamical Mean Field Theory, corresponds to a slave-spin theory with a spontaneous breakdown of a local Z2 gauge symmetry.
|Titolo:||Sub-Ohmic two-level system representation of the Kondo effect|
|Autori:||Baruselli, P.; Fabrizio, M.|
|Rivista:||PHYSICAL REVIEW. B, CONDENSED MATTER AND MATERIALS PHYSICS|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevB.85.073106|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|