Spectral functions in a magnetic field as a probe of spin-charge separation in a Luttinger liquid
Department of Physics, Rice University -
Houston, TX 77005-1892, USA
Accepted: 26 September 2002
We show that the single-particle spectral functions in a magnetic field can be used to probe spin-charge separation of a Luttinger liquid. Away from the Fermi momentum, the magnetic field splits both the spinon peak and holon peak; here the spin-charge separation nature is reflected in the different magnitude of the two splittings. At the Fermi momentum, the magnetic field splits the zero-field peak into four peaks. The feasibility of experimentally studying this effect is discussed.
PACS: 71.10.Hf – Non-Fermi-liquid ground states, electron phase diagrams and phase transitions in model systems / 71.27.+a – Strongly correlated electron systems; heavy fermions / 74.20.Mn – Nonconventional mechanisms (spin fluctuations, polarons and bipolarons, resonating valence bond model, anyon mechanism, marginal Fermi liquid, Luttinger liquid, etc.)
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