Proof of a stable fixed point for strongly correlated electron matter

Jinchao Zhao, Gabriele La Nave, Philip W. Phillips

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We establish the Hatsugai-Kohmoto model as a stable quartic fixed point (distinct from Wilson-Fisher) by computing the β function in the presence of perturbing local interactions. In vicinity of the half-filled doped Mott state, the β function vanishes for all local interactions regardless of their sign. The only flow away from the HK model is through the superconducting channel which lifts the spin degeneracy as does any ordering tendency. The superconducting instability is identical to that established previously [Phillips, Nat. Phys. 16, 1175 (2020)1745-247310.1038/s41567-020-0988-4]. A corollary of this work is that any system in which the spectral weight bifurcates into lower and upper bands such as the Hubbard model with repulsive interactions flows into the HK stable fixed point in the vicinity of half-filling. Consequently, although the HK model has all-to-all interactions, the bifurcation of the spectral weight is stable as nothing local destroys it. The consilience with Hubbard arises because both models break the Z2 symmetry on a Fermi surface, the HK model being the simplest to do so. Indeed, the simplicity of the HK model belies its robustness and generality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number165135
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number16
StatePublished - Oct 15 2023
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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