Using the thermodynamic Bethe ansatz, we investigate the topological Kondo model, which describes a set of one-dimensional external wires, pertinently coupled to a central region hosting a set of Majorana bound states. After a short review of the Bethe ansatz solution, we study the system at finite temperature and derive its free energy for arbitrary (even and odd) number of external wires. We then analyse the ground state energy as a function of the number of external wires and of their couplings to the Majorana bound states. Then, we compute, both for small and large temperatures, the entropy of the Majorana degrees of freedom localized within the central region and connected to the external wires. Our exact computation of the impurity entropy provides evidence of the importance of fermion parity symmetry in the realization of the topological Kondo model. Finally, we also obtain the low-temperature behaviour of the specific heat of the Majorana bound states, which provides a signature of the non-Fermi-liquid nature of the strongly coupled fixed point.
|Titolo:||Thermodynamics of the Topological Kondo Model|
|Autori:||Buccheri, F; Babujian, H; Korepin, V.E; Sodano, P; Trombettoni, A.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2015.04.016|
|Fulltext via DOI:||10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2015.04.016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|