Equilibration in a chiral Luttinger liquid

I. V. Protopopov, D. B. Gutman, A. D. Mirlin

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We explore the weak-strong-coupling Bose-Fermi duality in a model of a single-channel integer or fractional quantum Hall edge state with a finite-range interaction. The system is described by a chiral Luttinger liquid with nonlinear dispersion of bosonic and fermonic excitations. We use the bosonization, a unitary transformation, and a refermionization to map the system onto that of weakly interacting fermions at low temperature T or weakly interacting bosons at high T. We calculate the equilibration rate which is found to scale with temperature as T5 and T14 in the high-temperature ("bosonic") and the low-temperature ("fermonic") regimes, respectively. The relaxation rate of a hot particle with the momentum k in the fermonic regime scales as k7T7.

Original languageEnglish
Article number195110
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number19
StatePublished - 7 May 2015

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