We show that a junction of three off-critical quantum Ising chains can be regarded as a quantum spin chain realization of the two-channel spin-1/2 overscreened Kondo effect with two superconductingleads. We prove that, as long as the Kondo temperature is larger than the superconducting gap, theequivalent Kondo model flows towards the two channel Kondo fixed point. We argue that our system provides the first controlled realization of two channel Kondo effect with superconducting leads. Besidesits theoretical interest, this result is of importance for potential applications to a number of contexts,including the analysis of the quantum entanglement properties of a Kondo system.

Junction of three off-critical quantum Ising chains and two-channel Kondo effect in a superconductor

GIULIANO, Domenico
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2016

Abstract

We show that a junction of three off-critical quantum Ising chains can be regarded as a quantum spin chain realization of the two-channel spin-1/2 overscreened Kondo effect with two superconductingleads. We prove that, as long as the Kondo temperature is larger than the superconducting gap, theequivalent Kondo model flows towards the two channel Kondo fixed point. We argue that our system provides the first controlled realization of two channel Kondo effect with superconducting leads. Besidesits theoretical interest, this result is of importance for potential applications to a number of contexts,including the analysis of the quantum entanglement properties of a Kondo system.
Quantum Spin Chains; Kondo Effect; Renormalization Group
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