In the context of extended t-J models, with intersite Coulomb interactions, nodal liquids are discussed. We use the spin-charge separation ansatz as applied to the nodes of a d-wave superconducting gap. Such a situation may be of relevance to the physics of high-temperature superconductivity. We point out the possibility that at certain points of the parameter space supersymmetric points may occur, characterized by dynamical supersymmetries between the spinon and holon degrees of freedom, which are quite different from the symmetries in conventional supersymmetric t-J models. Such symmetries pertain to the continuum effective field theory of the nodal liquid, and one's hope is that the ancestor lattice model may differ from the continuum theory only by renormalization-group irrelevant operators in the infrared. We give plausible arguments that nodal liquids at such supersymmetric points are characterized by superconductivity of Kosterlitz-Thouless type.
- Pub Date:
- September 1999
- Condensed Matter - Strongly Correlated Electrons;
- High Energy Physics - Lattice;
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
- 18 pages latex, one eps figure incorporated (minor typos corrected). Presented by N.E.M. at the Workshop ``Common Trends in Particle and Condensed Matter Physics'', September 24-28 1999, Corfu (Greece)