J. Phys. IV France
Volume 114, April 2004
Page(s) 95 - 97

J. Phys. IV France
114 (2004) 95
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2004114018

Effects of transverse electron dispersion on photo-emission spectra of quasi-one-dimensional systems

Z. Agic1, P. Zupanovic1 and A. Bjelis2

1  Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Education, University of Split, N. Tesle 12, 21000 Split, Croatia
2  Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Bijenicka 32, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

The random phase approximation (RPA) spectral function of the one-dimensional electron band with the three dimensional long range Coulomb interaction shows a broad feature which is spread on the scale of the plasmon energy and vanishes at the chemical potential. The fact that there are no quasi-particle $\delta $-peaks is the direct consequence of the acoustic nature of the collective plasmon mode. This behaviour of the spectral function is in the qualitative agreement with the angle resolved photo-emission spectra of some Bechgaard salts. In the present work we consider the modifications in the spectral function due to finite transverse electron dispersion. The transverse bandwidth is responsible for the appearance of an optical gap in the long wavelength plasmon mode. The plasmon dispersion of such kind introduces the quasi-particle $\delta $-peak into the spectral function at the chemical potential. The cross-over from the Fermi liquid to the non-Fermi liquid regime by decreasing the transverse bandwidth takes place through the decrease of the quasi-particle weight as the optical gap in the long wavelength plasmon mode is closing. Key words. plasmon - spectral function - transverse bandwidth.

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