Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Physics and Astronomy
The study of the Hubbard model in three dimensions contains a variety of phases dependent upon the chosen parameters. This thesis shows that there is the indication of a zero temperature phase transition at a finite doping. The Hubbard model has been used to identify a similar quantum critical point in two dimensions. The presented results continue these investigations. The system demonstrates a strange metal phase at finite temperature which cannot be described in term of the conventional Fermi liquid. While there have been extensive studies over the past three decades for such materials in two dimensions, there are few numerical studies in three dimensions. This study strives to identify the existence of the strange metal beyond two dimensions. In this work we present numerical results based on the dynamical cluster approximation to demonstrate the existence of a strange metal phase in three dimensions.
Kellar, Samuel Obadiah, "Quantum Criticality in Strongly Correlated Electron Systems" (2020). LSU Doctoral Dissertations. 5319.