Quantum theory of the smectic metal state in stripe phases

V. J. Emery, Eduardo H Fradkin, S. A. Kivelson, T. C. Lubensky

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The electron smectic fixed point theory of the stripe phases of doped layered Mott insulators was considered. A smectic metal, an insulating stripe crystal, and a smectic superconductor are the different phases that occur in the presence of a spin gap. The smectic metal is the most stable anisotropic non-Fermi liquid. A more conventional Fermi-liquid phase can be observed in the absence of spin gap.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2160-2163
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - Sep 4 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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