## Abstract

We study the effects of finite temperature on normal state properties of a metal near a quantum critical point to an antiferromagnetic or Ising-nematic state. At T=0, bosonic and fermionic self-energies are traditionally computed within Eliashberg theory, and they obey scaling relations with characteristic power laws. Corrections to Eliashberg theory break these power laws but only at very small frequencies. Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) simulations have shown that, already at much larger frequencies, there are strong systematic deviations from these predictions, casting doubt on the validity of the theoretical analysis. We extend Eliashberg theory to finite T and argue that in the T range accessible in the QMC simulations above the superconducting transition, the scaling forms for both fermionic and bosonic self-energies are quite different from those at T=0. We compare finite T results with QMC data and find good agreement for both systems. We argue that this agreement resolves the key apparent contradiction between the theory and the QMC simulations.

Original language | English |
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Article number | 031053 |

Journal | Physical Review X |

Volume | 10 |

Issue number | 3 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Sep 2020 |

Externally published | Yes |