May 11 (Thu) at 17:00 - 18:15, 2023 (JST)
  • Keisuke Totsuka (Associate Professor, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University)
  • via Webex
Chen-Hsuan Hsu (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

The Kondo-lattice model and its variants (e.g., the Kondo-Heisenberg model), in which itinerant fermions interact with immobile magnetic moments via spin-exchange coupling (Kondo coupling), have been playing an important role in understanding the physics of heavy-fermion systems. In this talk, I begin by quickly explaining how the SU(N) Kondo-lattice model, in which the spin SU(2) symmetry is generalized to SU(N), is realized in actual physical systems (e.g., cold fermions and twisted bilayer graphene), and then I focus on the ground-state properties of its one-dimensional version. Specifically, when the Kondo coupling is sufficiently large, we find ferromagnetic metallic phases that can be established rigorously as well as several insulating ones. I also show that the SU(N) Kondo-lattice model provides a natural condensed-matter realization of supersymmetric [i.e., SU(N|1)] models. Various (insulating) phases at small Kondo coupling are then explored using the machinery of bosonization and various conformal field theory (CFT) techniques, and the results are compared with the predictions of the Lieb-Schultz-Mattis-type (or anomaly-matching) argument.

Field: condensed matter physics
Keywords: Kondo lattice model, SU(N) symmetry, supersymmetry, heavy-fermion systems, bosonization, conformal field theory


  1. Keisuke Totsuka, Ferromagnetism in the SU( N ) Kondo lattice model: SU( N ) double exchange and supersymmetry, Phys. Rev. A 107, 033317 (2023), doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.107.033317
  2. P. Lecheminant and K. Totsuka, in preparation

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