The paramagnetic metallic phase of the Anderson-Hubbard model (AHM) is investigated using a nonperturbative local moment approach within the framework of dynamical mean-field theory with a typical medium. Our focus is on the breakdown of the metallic phase near the metal-insulators transition as seen in the single-particle spectra, scattering rates, and the associated distribution of Kondo scales. We demonstrate the emergence of a universal, underlying low-energy scale, TKpeak. This lies close to the peak of the distribution of Kondo scales obtained within the metallic phase of the paramagnetic AHM. Spectral dynamics for energies ωTKpeak display Fermi liquid universality crossing over to an incoherent universal dynamics for ωTKpeak in the scaling regime. Such universal dynamics indicate that within a local theory the low to moderately low-energy physics is governed by an effective, disorder renormalized Kondo screening.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Physical Review B
Sen, S., Terletska, H., Moreno, J., Vidhyadhiraja, S., & Jarrell, M. (2016). Local theory for Mott-Anderson localization. Physical Review B (23) https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.94.235104