Bosonization of Fermi liquids in a weak magnetic field

Daniel G. Barci, Eduardo Fradkin, Leonardo Ribeiro

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Novel controlled nonperturbative techniques are a must in the study of strongly correlated systems, especially near quantum criticality. One of these techniques, bosonization, has been extensively used to understand one-dimensional, as well as higher-dimensional electronic systems at finite density. In this paper, we generalize the theory of two-dimensional bosonization of Fermi liquids, in the presence of a homogeneous weak magnetic field perpendicular to the plane. Here, we extend the formalism of bosonization to treat free spinless fermions at finite density in a uniform magnetic field. We show that particle-hole fluctuations of a Fermi surface satisfy a covariant Schwinger algebra, allowing to express a fermionic theory with forward scattering interactions as a quadratic bosonic theory representing the quantum fluctuations of the Fermi surface. By means of a coherent-state path integral formalism, we compute the fermion propagator as well as particle-hole bosonic correlations functions. We analyze the presence of de Haas-van Alphen oscillations and show how the quantum oscillations of the orbital magnetization, the Lifshitz-Kosevich theory, are obtained by means of the bosonized theory. We also study the effects of forward scattering interactions. In particular, we obtain oscillatory corrections to the Landau zero sound collective mode.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number155146
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number15
StatePublished - Oct 29 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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