[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Quantum impurity models describe interactions between some local degrees of freedom and a continuum of non-interacting fermionic or bosonic states. The investigation of quantum impurity models is a starting point towards the understanding of more complex strongly correlated systems, but quantum impurity models also provide the description of various correlated mesoscopic structures, biological and chemical processes, atomic physics and describe phenomena such as dissipation or dephasing. Prototypes of these models are the Anderson impurity model, or the single- and multi-channel Kondo models. The numerical renormalization group method (NRG) proposed by Wilson in mid 70's has been used in its original form for a longtime as one of the most accurate and powerful methods to deal with quatum impurity problems. Recently, a number of new developments took place: First, a spectral sum-conserving density matrix NRG approach (DM-NRG) has been developed, which has also been generalized for non-Abelian symmetries. In this manual we introduce some of the basic concepts of the NRG method and present recently developed Flexible DM-NRG code. This code uses user-defined non-Abelian symmetries dynamically, computes spectral functions, expectation values of local operators for user-defined impurity models. The code can also use a uniform density of states as well as a user-defined density of states. The current version of the code assumes fermionic bath's and it uses any number of U(1), SU(2) charge SU(2) or Z(2) symmetries. The Flexible DM-NRG code can be downloaded from http://www.phy.bme.hu/~dmnrg
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We generalize the spectral sum rule preserving density matrix numerical renormalization group (DM-NRG) method in such a way that it can make use of an arbitrary number of not necessarily Abelian, local symmetries present in the quantum impurity system. We illustrate the benefits of using non-Abelian symmetries by the example of calculations for the T-matrix of the two-channel Kondo model in the presence of magnetic field, for which conventional NRG methods produce large errors and/or take a long run-time. Comment: 12 pages, 6 figures, PRB format
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Dynamical correlations of various local operators are studied in the spin-half two-channel Kondo (2CK) model in the presence of channel anisotropy or external magnetic field. A conformal field theory-based scaling approach is used to predict the analytic properties of various spectral functions in the vicinity of the two-channel Kondo fixed point. These analytical results compare well with highly accurate density matrix numerical renormalization group results. The universal cross-over functions interpolating between channel-anisotropy or magnetic field-induced Fermi liquid regimes and the two-channel Kondo, non-Fermi liquid regimes are determined numerically. The boundaries of the real 2CK scaling regime are found to be rather restricted, and to depend both on the type of the perturbation and on the specific operator whose correlation function is studied. In a small magnetic field, a universal resonance is observed in the local fermion's spectral function. The dominant superconducting instability appears in the composite superconducting channel. Comment: 20 pages, 24 figures, PRB format
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We study finite-frequency transport properties of the double-dot system recently constructed to observe the two-channel Kondo effect [R. M. Potok et al., Nature 446, 167 (2007)]. We derive an analytical expression for the frequency-dependent linear conductance of this device in the Kondo regime. We show how the features characteristic of the 2-channel Kondo quantum critical point emerge in this quantity, which we compute using the results of conformal field theory as well as numerical renormalization group methods. We determine the universal cross-over functions describing non-Fermi liquid vs. Fermi liquid cross-overs and also investigate the effects of a finite magnetic field.