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Penultimate Fate of a Dirty-Fermi Liquid

Alexander Punnoose and Alexander M. Finkel’stein

in Conductor-Insulator Quantum Phase Transitions

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199592593
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741050 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592593.003.0004
Penultimate Fate of a Dirty-Fermi Liquid

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This chapter reviews here the two-parameter scaling theory of the dirty Fermi-liquid. The chapter shows that this theory captures both quantitatively (for small disorder) and qualitatively (for large disorder) the physics of the Metal-Insulator Transition observed in two-dimensional electron systems.

Keywords: Metal-Insulator Transition; quantum critical point; Fermi-liquid; renormalization; diffusion; electron interactions

Chapter.  4695 words. 

Subjects: Mathematical and Statistical Physics

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