08.03.2006 (Wednesday)

Functional Bosonisation in Luttinger Liquid

Regular Seminar Igor Lerner (Birmingham)

13:00 Brunel U.
room LC215

We develop a functional integral formalism to find an exact representation for the electron Green function of the Luttinger liquid (LL) in the presence of a single backscattering impurity. This allows us to reproduce results (well known from the bosonization techniques) for the suppression of the electron local density of states (LDoS) at the position of the impurity and for the Friedel oscillations at finite temperature. In addition, we have extracted from the exact representation an analytic dependence of LDoS on the distance from the impurity and shown how it crosses over to that for the pure LL.