Keldysh Functional Renormalization Group Treatment of Finite-Ranged Interactions in Quantum Point Contacts

5 Dec 2019  ·  Lukas Weidinger, Jan von Delft ·

We combine two recently established methods, the extended Coupled-Ladder Approximation (eCLA) [Phys. Rev. B 95, 035122 (2017)] and a dynamic Keldysh functional Renormalization Group (fRG) approach for inhomogeneous systems [Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 196401 (2017)] to tackle the problem of finite-ranged interactions in quantum point contacts (QPCs) at finite temperature. Working in the Keldysh formalism, we develop an eCLA framework, proceeding from a static to a fully dynamic description. Finally, we apply our new Keldysh eCLA method to a QPC model with finite-ranged interactions and show evidence that an interaction range comparable to the length of the QPC might be an essential ingredient for the development of a pronounced 0.7-shoulder in the linear conductance. We also discuss problems arising from a violation of a Ward identity in second-order fRG.

PDF Abstract
No code implementations yet. Submit your code now


Strongly Correlated Electrons