Antiferromagnetic quantum phase transition in the quantum pseudogap phase of cuprates

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We investigate a zero-temperature itinerant antiferromagnetic transition where the fermions possess a d-wave gap. This problem pertains to both the nodal liquid insulating phase and the d-wave superconducting phase of the underdoped cuprates. We find that a non-trivial quantum phase transition exists, and that the quantum critical point is dominated by a long-ranged interaction (|x - y|-2d) of the Néel order parameter, which is induced by the Dirac-like fermions near gap nodes. We formulate a Ginzburg-Landau functional and estimate the critical exponents via the large-n expansion method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-284
Number of pages8
JournalModern Physics Letters B
Issue number9-10
StatePublished - Apr 30 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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