# Linear Temperature Dependence of the Magnetic Heat Conductivity in CaCu 2 O 3

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##### Article: Lower Bounds for Conductivities

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**ABSTRACT:**We show how one can obtain a lower bound for the electrical, spin or heat conductivity of correlated quantum systems described by Hamiltonians of the form H = H0 + g H1. Here H0 is an interacting Hamiltonian characterized by conservation laws which lead to an infinite conductivity for g=0. The small perturbation g H1, however, renders the conductivity finite at finite temperatures. For example, H0 could be a continuum field theory, where momentum is conserved, or an integrable one-dimensional model while H1 might describe the effects of weak disorder. In the limit g to 0, we derive lower bounds for the relevant conductivities and show how they can be improved systematically using the memory matrix formalism. Furthermore, we discuss various applications and investigate under what conditions our lower bound may become exact. - [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]

**ABSTRACT:**We show how one can obtain a lower bound for the electrical, spin or heat conductivity of correlated quantum systems described by Hamiltonians of the form H = H0 + g H1. Here H0 is an interacting Hamiltonian characterized by conservation laws which lead to an infinite conductivity for g=0. The small perturbation g H1, however, renders the conductivity finite at finite temperatures. For example, H0 could be a continuum field theory, where momentum is conserved, or an integrable one-dimensional model while H1 might describe the effects of weak disorder. In the limit g to 0, we derive lower bounds for the relevant conductivities and show how they can be improved systematically using the memory matrix formalism. Furthermore, we discuss various applications and investigate under what conditions our lower bound may become exact.Physical review. B, Condensed matter 05/2007; 75(24). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevB.75.245104 · 3.66 Impact Factor - [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]

**ABSTRACT:**The spin conductivity in the integrable spin-1/2 XXZ-chain is known to be infinite at finite temperatures T for anisotropies -1 < Delta < 1. Perturbations which break integrability, e.g. a next-nearest neighbor coupling J', render the conductivity finite. We construct numerically a non-local conserved operator J_parallel which is responsible for the finite spin Drude weight of the integrable model and calculate its decay rate for small J'. This allows us to obtain a lower bound for the spin conductivity sigma_s >= c(T) / J'^2, where c(T) is finite for J' to 0. We discuss the implication of our result for the general question how non-local conservation laws affect transport properties. Comment: 6 pages, 5 figuresPhysical review. B, Condensed matter 08/2007; 76(24). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevB.76.245108 · 3.66 Impact Factor