Charge Transport in Synthetic Metals
Abstract
The phenomenology of charge transport in synthetic metals is reviewed. It is argued that the conventional quasiparticle picture and Boltzmann transport theory do not apply to these materials. The central ideas of Fermi liquid theory are reviewed, and the significant corrections produced by quasiparticle scattering from ferromagnetic spin fluctuations in liquid $^3$He are described. It is shown that Sr$_2$RuO$_4$ does not display the symptoms of a nearlyferromagnetic Fermi liquid, so the source of its odd angular momentum pairing remains to be understood. The solution of an assistedtunneling model of charge transport in quasione dimensional materials is described. This model has a quantum critical point and gives a resistivity that is linear in temperature or frequency, whichever is greater.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 January 1999
 arXiv:
 arXiv:condmat/9901270
 Bibcode:
 1999cond.mat..1270E
 Keywords:

 Condensed Matter  Strongly Correlated Electrons
 EPrint:
 8 pages latex: for the Proceedings of "Physical Phenomena in High Magnetic Fields, III. Tallahassee, 1998"