Nonequilibrium quantum criticality in open electronic systems

Aditi Mitra, So Takei, Yong Baek Kim, A. J. Millis

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    A theory is presented of quantum criticality in open (coupled to reservoirs) itinerant-electron magnets, with nonequilibrium drive provided by current flow across the system. Both departures from equilibrium at conventional (equilibrium) quantum critical points and the physics of phase transitions induced by the nonequilibrium drive are treated. Nonequilibrium-induced phase transitions are found to have the same leading critical behavior as conventional thermal phase transitions.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number236808
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Issue number23
    StatePublished - 2006

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Physics and Astronomy


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