What is the fate of the heavy electron at a quantum critical point?

P. Coleman, C. Pépin

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The quantum criticality in heavy fermion materials was discussed. A growing body of evidence suggested that the quantum critical behavior at the onset of magnetism in heavy fermion systems could not be understood in terms of a simple quantum spin density wave. The origin of the mass divergence at the heavy fermion quantum critical point was discussed. The proposal of fundamentally latest kinds of quantum critical point were also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-389
Number of pages7
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
StatePublished - Mar 2002
EventInternational Conference on Strongly Correlated Electrons - Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Duration: Aug 6 2002Aug 6 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Heavy fermion
  • Non-fermi liquid
  • Quantum critical point


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