Pomeranchuk and topological Fermi surface instabilities from central interactions

Quintanilla, Jorge and Schofield, A.J. (2006) Pomeranchuk and topological Fermi surface instabilities from central interactions. Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 74 (11). ISSN 0163-1829. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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We address at the mean field level the emergence of a Pomeranchuk instability in a uniform Fermi liquid with central particle-particle interactions. We find that Pomeranchuk instabilities with all symmetries except l=1 can take place if the interaction is repulsive and has a finite range r(0) of the order of the interparticle distance. We demonstrate this by solving the mean field equations analytically for an explicit model interaction, as well as numerical results for more realistic potentials. We find in addition to the Pomeranchuk instability other, subtler phase transitions in which the Fermi surface changes topology without rotational symmetry breaking. We argue that such interaction-driven topological transitions may be as generic to such systems as the Pomeranchuk instability.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences > Functional Materials Group
Depositing User: Jorge Quintanilla
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2010 14:38
Last Modified: 07 May 2014 10:59
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/25622 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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