Non-Fermi-liquid metals

L. B. Ioffe, A. J. Millis

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The experimental discovery of a number of 'strange metals' has reopened the question of the low temperature behavior of interacting Fermi systems. Here we provide a subjective overview of some aspects of the resulting theoretical work. It seems to us that from a theoretical standpoint Landau's Fermi-liquid theory has proven to be a remarkably robust description of clean Fermi systems. The only well documented theoretical examples of non-Fermi-liquid behavior are metals subject to gauge interactions or at quantum critical points. The experimental anomalies which prompted the reexamination of Fermi-liquid theory remain in many cases mysterious.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)682
Number of pages1
JournalUspekhi Fizicheskikh Nauk
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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