# Universality of liquid-gas Mott transitions at finite temperatures

Title | Universality of liquid-gas Mott transitions at finite temperatures |

Publication Type | Journal Article |

Year of Publication | 2008 |

Authors | Papanikolaou S, Fernandes RM, Fradkin E, Phillips PW, Schmalian J, Sknepnek R |

Journal Title | Physical Review Letters |

Volume | 100 |

Pages | 026408 |

Date Published | Jan |

Type of Article | Article |

ISBN Number | 0031-9007 |

Accession Number | ISI:000252471200061 |

Keywords | 1ST-ORDER PHASE-TRANSITIONS, CRITICAL-BEHAVIOR, METAL-INSULATOR-TRANSITION, systems |

Abstract | We explain, in a consistent manner, the set of seemingly conflicting experiments on the finite temperature Mott critical point, and demonstrate that the Mott transition is in the Ising universality class. We show that, even though the thermodynamic behavior of the system near such critical point is described by an Ising order parameter, the global conductivity can depend on other singular observables and, in particular, on the energy density. Finally, we show that in the presence of weak disorder the dimensionality of the system has crucial effects on the size of the critical region that is probed experimentally. |

DOI | 10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.026408 |

Alternate Journal | Phys. Rev. Lett. |