Impurity scattering in unconventional density waves: Non-crossing approximation for arbitrary scattering rate

András Ványolos, Balázs Dóra, Kazumi Maki, Attila Virosztek

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We present a detailed theoretical study on the thermodynamic properties of impure quasi-one-dimensional unconventional charge and spin density waves in the framework of mean-field theory. The impurities are of the ordinary non-magnetic type. Making use of the full self-energy that takes into account all ladder- and rainbow-type diagrams, we are able to calculate the relevant low temperature quantities for arbitrary scattering rates. These are the density of states, specific heat and the shift in the chemical potential. Our results therefore cover the whole parameter space: they include both the self-consistent Born and the resonant unitary limits, and most importantly give exact results in between.

Original languageEnglish
Article number216
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Publication statusPublished - Jul 6 2007


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