Non-Fermi-liquid behavior from partial nesting in multiorbital superconductors

Chandan Setty, Philip W. Phillips

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Abstract

Partial nesting between two connected or disconnected regions of the Fermi surface leads to fractional powers of the Coulomb scattering lifetime as a function of temperature. This result is first demonstrated for a toy band structure where partial nesting occurs within a single band and between different regions of the Brillouin zone. A comparison is then made to a multiband scenario by studying the scattering rate of an effective two-orbital model that was proposed in the context of multiorbital superconductors. In the process, various model independent features affecting the temperature exponent n are identified. The logarithmically divergent contributions of the lowest order vertex correction to the multiorbital susceptibility, and the role played by nesting in suppressing these divergences, is analyzed. The relevance of these results is discussed keeping the recently observed anomalous resistivity in the Co doped iron superconductor LiFeAs as a backdrop.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number094516
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume93
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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