# A construction of exotic metal and metal-insulator transition

### APA

Wu, X. (2021). A construction of exotic metal and metal-insulator transition . Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/21120004

### MLA

Wu, Xiaochuan. A construction of exotic metal and metal-insulator transition . Perimeter Institute, Dec. 09, 2021, https://pirsa.org/21120004

### BibTex

@misc{ pirsa_21120004, doi = {10.48660/21120004}, url = {https://pirsa.org/21120004}, author = {Wu, Xiaochuan}, keywords = {Condensed Matter}, language = {en}, title = {A construction of exotic metal and metal-insulator transition }, publisher = {Perimeter Institute}, year = {2021}, month = {dec}, note = {PIRSA:21120004 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}} }

Xiaochuan Wu University of California

## Abstract

The charge resistivity/conductivity can take universal values in various scenarios of two-dimensional condensed matter systems. Well-known examples of universal resistivity include 2+1d quantum critical points, (fractional) quantum Hall effects, the criterion of two-dimensional “bad metal”, and the universal resistivity jump predicted at the interaction-driven metal-insulator transition. We construct examples of two-dimensional metallic states with the following exotic behaviors: (1) at low temperature this state is a “bad metal” whose resistivity can be much larger than the Mott-Ioffe-Regel limit; (2) while increasing temperature T the resistivity ρ(T) crosses over from a bad metal at low T to a good metal at intermediate T; (3) at low temperature the metallic state has a large Lorenz number, which strongly violates the Wiedemann-Franz law; (4) the state also has a large thermopower (Seebeck coefficient). Motivated by the recent experiment in transition metal dichalcogenides, an exotic interaction-driven metal-insulator transition will also be constructed. The universal resistivity jump at this transition far exceeds what was proposed in previous theory.

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