Numerical study of Kondo impurity models with strong potential scattering: Reverse Kondo effect and antiresonance

Annamária Kiss, Yoshio Kuramoto, Shintaro Hoshino

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Abstract

Accurate numerical results are derived for transport properties of Kondo impurity systems with potential scattering and orbital degeneracy. Using the continuous-time quantum Monte Carlo (CT-QMC) method, static and dynamic physical quantities are derived in a wide temperature range across the Kondo temperature TK. With strong potential scattering, the resistivity tends to decrease with decreasing temperature, in contrast to the ordinary Kondo effect. Correspondingly, the quasiparticle density of states obtains the antiresonance around the Fermi level. Thermopower also shows characteristic deviation from the standard Kondo behavior, while magnetic susceptibility follows the universal temperature dependence even with strong potential scattering. It is found that the t-matrix in the presence of potential scattering is not a relevant quantity for the Friedel sum rule, for which a proper limit of the f-electron Green's function is introduced. The optical theorem is also discussed in the context of Kondo impurity models with potential scattering. It is shown that optical theorem holds not only in the Fermi-liquid range but also for large energies, and therefore is less restrictive than the Friedel sum rule.

Original languageEnglish
Article number174402
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume84
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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