Séminaire du LPTMS: Camille Aron

Strongly Correlated Electrons Driven by an Electric Field

Camille Aron, Rutgers University

Strongly correlated many-body systems driven out of equilibrium are attracting a lot of interest, motivated by new experimental realizations in non-linear transport in devices, heterostructures and cold atoms. Theoretically, the challenge is to understand the interplay between the strong correlation and the finite drive. In this talk, I will focus on the Hubbard model driven by a constant electric field. First, I will introduce some theoretical tools to address the non-equilibrium steady states, bypassing the transient dynamics. At the dynamical mean-field level, I will describe how the lattice problem can be self-consistently mapped to a multi-lead Anderson impurity model. Afterwards, I will discuss the fate of Mott physics in the non-linear regime by detailing two key far-from-equilibrium phenomena: 

– the dimensional crossover towards a lower dimensional equilibrium system;
– the dielectric breakdown of the Mott insulator.

References:
 C. Aron, G. Kotliar, C. Weber, PRL 108, 086401 (2012)
 C. Aron, PRB 86, 085127 (2012)
 C. Aon, C. Weber, G. Kotliar, arXiv:1210.4926 (2012)


Date/Time : 26/03/2013 - 11:00 - 12:00

Location : LPTMS, salle 201, 2ème étage, Bât 100, Campus d'Orsay

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