Condensed Matter seminars

Transport with translational order

by Luca Delacretaz (Stanford University)

112:028 (Nordita South) ()

112:028 (Nordita South)

I will present a hydrodynamic theory of weakly disordered electronic systems with fluctuating or static translational order, such as charge/spin density waves or Wigner crystals. This hydrodynamic approach leads to universal expressions for low frequency ac conductivities and viscosities. I will argue that similar ac conductivities are observed experimentally in a variety of bad metals, and conjecture that such materials have short range fluctuating charge order.