Theory of quantum oscillations of magnetization in Kondo insulators
AbstractThe Kondo lattice model of spin-1/2 local moments coupled to the conduction electrons at half filling is studied for its orbital response to magnetic field on bipartite lattices. Through an effective charge dynamics, in a canonical representation of electrons that appropriately describes the Kondo insulating ground state, the magnetization is found to show de Haas-van Alphen oscillations from intermediate to weak Kondo coupling. These oscillations are ascribed to the inversion of a dispersion of the gapped charge quasiparticles, whose chemical potential surface is measured by the oscillation frequency. Such oscillations are also predicted to occur in spin-density wave insulators.