The $\bf T=0$ $\bf 2k_F$ density wave phase transition in a two dimensional Fermi liquid is first order
Abstract
We study $T=0$ spin density wave transitions in two dimensional Fermi liquids in which the ordering wavevector $\bf Q$ is such that the tangents to the Fermi line at the points connected by $\bf Q$ are parallel (e.g. $Q=2p_F$ in a system with a circular Fermi line) and the Fermi line is not flat. We show that the transition is first order if the ordering wave vector $\bf Q$ is not commensurate with a reciprocal lattice vector, $\bf G$, i.e. ${\bf Q} \neq {\bf G}/2$. If $\bf Q$ is close to ${\bf G}/2$ the transition is weakly first order and an intermediate scaling regime exists; in this regime the $2p_F$ susceptibility and observables such as the NMR rates $T_1$ and $T_2$ have scaling forms which we determine.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 April 1995
 DOI:
 10.48550/arXiv.condmat/9504024
 arXiv:
 arXiv:condmat/9504024
 Bibcode:
 1995cond.mat..4024A
 Keywords:

 Condensed Matter
 EPrint:
 11 pages, 8 Postscript figures in a separate file