Abstract

We show that the interplay of geometric criticality and quantum fluctuations leads to a novel universality class for the percolation quantum phase transition in diluted magnets. All critical exponents involving dynamical correlations are different from the classical percolation values, but in two dimensions they can nonetheless be determined exactly. We develop a complete scaling theory of this transition, and we relate it to recent experiments in La2Cu1-p(Zn,Mg)pO4. Our results are also relevant for disordered interacting boson systems.

Department(s)

Physics

Sponsor(s)

Iowa State University
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Research Corporation
United States. Department of Energy

Keywords and Phrases

Condensed Matter; Strongly Correlated Electrons

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0031-9007

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2005 American Physical Society (APS), All rights reserved.

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