Kondo disorder: A possible route towards non-Fermi-liquid behaviour

E. Miranda, V. Dobrosavljević, G. Kotliar

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We present a general model of disorder in Kondo alloys that, under certain conditions, leads to non-Fermi-liquid behaviour. The central underlying idea is the presence of a distribution of local Kondo temperature scales. If this distribution is broad enough, such that there are sites with arbitrarily low Kondo temperatures, a non-Fermi-liquid phase is formed. We analyse thermodynamics and transport in this approach and show it is consistent with a number of Kondo alloys. We also compare the predictions of this model with the measured dynamical magnetic response of these systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9871-9900
Number of pages30
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number48
StatePublished - Nov 25 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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