We analyze the charge and thermal transport at a junction of interacting quantum wires close to equilibrium. Within the framework of Tomonaga-Luttinger liquids, we compute the thermal conductance for a wide class of boundary conditions and detail the physical processes leading to the breakdown of the Wiedemann-Franz law at the junction. We show how connecting external reservoirs to the quantum wires affects the conductance tensors close to the various fixed points of the phase diagram of the junction. We therefore distinguish two types of violation of the Wiedemann-Franz law: a “trivial” one, independent of the junction dynamics and arising from the breakdown of the Fermi-liquid picture in the wire, and a junction-related counterpart, arising from multiparticle scattering processes at the junction.

Multiparticle scattering and breakdown of the Wiedemann-Franz law at a junction of N interacting quantum wires

Domenico Giuliano;Andrea Nava;Pasquale Sodano;
2021

Abstract

We analyze the charge and thermal transport at a junction of interacting quantum wires close to equilibrium. Within the framework of Tomonaga-Luttinger liquids, we compute the thermal conductance for a wide class of boundary conditions and detail the physical processes leading to the breakdown of the Wiedemann-Franz law at the junction. We show how connecting external reservoirs to the quantum wires affects the conductance tensors close to the various fixed points of the phase diagram of the junction. We therefore distinguish two types of violation of the Wiedemann-Franz law: a “trivial” one, independent of the junction dynamics and arising from the breakdown of the Fermi-liquid picture in the wire, and a junction-related counterpart, arising from multiparticle scattering processes at the junction.
Quantum Transport
Majorana bound states
Thermal conductivity
Quantum wires
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