Conductance of a perfect metal in one dimension

Joseph P. Straley, Eugene B. Kolomeisky

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A renormalization method is used to study the conductance of a one-dimensional metal in the presence of a periodic potential. The approach of Horovitz, Bohr, Kosterlitz, and Shulz is generalized to the case in which this potential has many Fourier components; it is further modified to include the Pokrovsky-Talapov behavior near the insulating phase. The Luther-Emery line is shown to correspond to an invariant line of the renormalization equations in the strong-coupling regime, beyond the range of validity of the Kosterlitz pertubative renormalization group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1378-1383
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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