Abstract

We study the electrical resistivity in the quantum Griffiths phase associated with the antiferromagnetic quantum phase transition in a metal. The resistivity is calculated by means of the semi-classical Boltzmann equation. We show that the scattering of electrons by locally ordered rare regions leads to a singular temperature dependence. The rare-region contribution to the resistivity varies as Tλ with temperature T, where λ is the usual Griffiths exponent which takes the value zero at the critical point and increases with distance from criticality. We find similar singular contributions to other transport properties such as thermal resistivity, thermopower and the Peltier coefficient. We also compare our results with existing experimental data and suggest new experiments.

Department(s)

Physics

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0295-5075

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

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© 2011 Institute of Physics - IOP Publishing, All rights reserved.

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