Resolution of entropy ln ∞2 by ordering in two-channel kondo lattice

Shintaro Hoshino, Junya Otsuki, Yoshio Kuramoto

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Peculiar property of electronic order is clarified for the two-channel Kondo lattice. With two conduction electrons per site, the order parameter is a composite quantity involving both local and itinerant degrees of freedom. In contrast to the ordinary Kondo lattice, a heavy electron band is absent above the transition temperature, but is rapidly formed below it. The change of entropy associated with the ordering is found to be close to ln ∞2 per site. This entropy corresponds to the residual entropy in a two-channel Kondo impurity, which has been regarded as due to localized free Majorana particles. The present composite order is interpreted as instability of Majorana particles toward non-Kramers conduction electrons plus heavy fermions that involve localized electrons.

Original languageEnglish
Article number044707
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Composite order
  • Continuoustime quantum Monte Carlo
  • Dynamical mean-field theory
  • Majorana fermion
  • Two-channel Kondo lattice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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