The Local Impurity Self Consistent Approximation (LISA) to Strongly Correlated Fermion Systems and the Limit of Infinite Dimensions
We review the dynamical mean-field theory of strongly correlated fermion systems which is based on a mapping of lattice models onto quantum impurity models subject to a self-consistency condition. This mapping is exact in the limit of large lattice coordination (or infinite spatial dimensions). This method can be used for the determination of phase diagrams and the calculation of thermodynamic properties, one-particle Green's functions, and response functions, using analytic and numerical techniques which are described. We review the recent progress in understanding the Hubbard model and the Mott metal-insulator transition within this approach, including some comparison to experiments on three-dimensional transition-metal oxides. Some applications of this method to other models are also reviewed. The present limitations of the approach, and possible extensions of the formalism are finally discussed. Computer programs for the numerical implementation of this method are provided with this article.
- Pub Date:
- October 1995
- Condensed Matter
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