Spin-boson coupling in continuous-time quantum Monte Carlo

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A vector bosonic field coupled to the electronic spin is treated by means of the continuous-time quantum Monte Carlo method. In the Bose-Kondo model with a sub-Ohmic density of states ρB(ω)ωs with s=0.2, two contributions to the spin susceptibility, the Curie term T-1 and the term T-s due to bosonic fluctuations, are observed separately. This result indicates the existence of a residual moment and a hidden critical behavior. By including hybridization with itinerant electrons, a quantum critical point is identified between this local-moment state and the Kondo singlet state. It is demonstrated that the energy scale of the bosonic fluctuations is not affected by the quantum phase transition.

Original languageEnglish
Article number125102
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Mar 4 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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