Collective excitations from composite orders in Kondo lattice with non-Kramers doublets

S. Hoshino, Y. Kuramoto

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Goldstone modes emerge associated with spontaneous breakdown of the continuous symmetry in the two-channel Kondo lattice, which describes strongly correlated f-electron systems with a non-Kramers doublet at each site. This paper derives the spectra of these collective modes by the equation of motion method together with the random phase approximation. The diagonal composite order breaks the SU(2) channel symmetry, and the symmetry-restoring collective mode couples with magnetic field. On the other hand, the off-diagonal or superconducting composite order breaks the gauge symmetry of conduction electrons, and the collective mode couples with charge excitations near the zone boundary. At half-filling of the conduction bands, the spectra of these two modes become identical by a shift of the momentum, owing to the SO(5) symmetry of the system. The velocity of each Goldstone mode involves not only the Fermi velocity of conduction electrons but amplitude of the mean field as a multiplying factor. Detection of the Goldstone mode should provide a way to identify the composite order parameter.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012098
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2014 International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, SCES 2014 - Grenoble, France
Duration: 2014 Jul 72014 Jul 14

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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