Mapping between multichannel exchange models

Michele Fabrizio, G. Zaránd

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We establish a mapping between different multichannel exchange models with electron spin s, impurity spin S, and channel number Nf. To construct the mapping we use three different techniques leading to the same results: conformal field theory, 1/Nf expansion, and 1/s expansion. According to our calculations two models with Nf and Nf* channels of spin s and s* electrons, respectively, coupled to an impurity spin S should show similar low-energy properties provided the following relation holds: Nfs(s+1)(2s+1) = Nf*s*(s*+1)(2s*+1), irrespective of the special value of the impurity spin. This mapping seems, however, not to be consistent with the simple fusing picture used in the Bethe Ansatz solution of the multichannel problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10008-10013
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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