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Informal seminar: "Functional Renormalization Group for weakly and strongly correlated electron systems"

Ronny Thomale (Princeton). Please note the unusual time and location!

12.05.2011 at 17:00 

Phase transitions are often complicated to be treated in a diagrammatic expansion of 2-particle Greens functions. This is because given that two neighboring phases reside in different channels of parquet diagrams, all vertex corrections have to be taken into account to obtain a good description of the phase transition regime. We report on our functional renormalization group (FRG) approach for multi-band Fermi instabilities which we use to investigate competing phases in the iron-based superconductors. In addition, we discuss recent progress in collaboration with Johannes Reuther and Peter Wölfle on developing a slave particle (pseudofermion) FRG scheme to analyze frustrated magnetic systems in two dimensions. We present our results for the anisotropic triangular antiferromagnet, the J1-J2-J3 honeycomb model, and recent investigations for the Heisenberg-Kitaev Model of certain Iridate compounds.


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