Transport Phenomena in Strongly Correlated Fermi Liquids

  • Hiroshi¬†Kontani

Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 251)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Basic Concept

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hiroshi Kontani
      Pages 3-14
    3. Hiroshi Kontani
      Pages 15-26
  3. Recent Advances

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Hiroshi Kontani
      Pages 81-92
    3. Hiroshi Kontani
      Pages 93-101
    4. Hiroshi Kontani
      Pages 103-113
    5. Hiroshi Kontani
      Pages 125-143
    6. Hiroshi Kontani
      Pages 145-168
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 169-173

About this book


In conventional metals, various transport coefficients are scaled according to the quasiparticle relaxation time, \tau, which implies that the relaxation time approximation (RTA) holds well. However, such a simple scaling does not hold in many strongly correlated electron systems, reflecting their unique electronic states. The most famous example would be cuprate high-Tc superconductors (HTSCs), where almost all the transport coefficients exhibit a significant deviation from the RTA results. To better understand the origin of this discrepancy, we develop a method for calculating various transport coefficients beyond the RTA by employing field theoretical techniques. Near the magnetic quantum critical point, the current vertex correction (CVC), which describes the electron-electron scattering beyond the relaxation time approximation, gives rise to various anomalous transport phenomena. We explain anomalous transport phenomena in cuprate HTSCs and other metals near their magnetic or orbital quantum critical point using a uniform approach. We also discuss spin related transport phenomena in strongly correlated systems. In many d- and f-electron systems, the spin current induced by the spin Hall effect is considerably greater because of the orbital degrees of freedom. This fact attracts much attention due to its potential application in spintronics. We discuss various novel charge, spin and heat transport phenomena in strongly correlated metals.


High-Tc superconductors Spin Hall effect Strongly correlated electron systems Superconductivity Transport phenomena

Authors and affiliations

  • Hiroshi¬†Kontani
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. PhysicsNagoya UniversityNagoya-shi, AichiJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-35364-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-35365-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
  • Series Online ISSN 1615-0430
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