Universal and nonuniversal renormalizations in Fermi liquids

Andrey V. Chubukov, Dmitrii L. Maslov

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We discuss an interplay between the Fermi-liquid (FL) theory and diagrammatic perturbative approach to interacting Fermi systems. In the FL theory for Galilean-invariant systems, mass renormalization m* /m comes exclusively from fermions at the Fermi surface. We show that in a diagrammatic perturbation theory the same result for m* /m comes from fermions both at and away from the Fermi surface. The equivalence of the FL and perturbative approaches is based on a particular relation between self-energy contributions from high- and low-energy fermions. We argue that care has to be exercised in the renormalization-group approach to a FL in order not to miss the high-energy contribution to m* /m. As particular examples, we discuss m* /m and the quasiparticle residue Z for two-dimensional and three-dimensional systems with both SU(2) and SU (N) symmetries, and with a short-range interaction. We derive an expression for the anisotropic part of the Fermi-liquid vertex in the large- N limit of the SU (N) case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number245102
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number24
StatePublished - Jun 3 2010
Externally publishedYes


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