Unconventional critical behavior of fermions hybridized with bosons
preprintposted on 03.04.2006, 17:32 by A.S. Alexandrov
A phase transition into the condensed state of fermions hybridized with immobile bosons is examined beyond the ordinary mean-field approximation (MFA) in two and three dimensions. The hybridization interaction does not provide the Cooper pairing of fermions and the Bose-condensation in two-dimensions. In the three-dimensional (3D) boson-fermion model (BFM) an expansion in the strength of the order parameter near the transition yields no linear homogeneous term in the Ginzburg-Landau-Gor'kov equation. This indicates that previous mean-field discussions of the model are flawed in any dimensions. In particular, the conventional (MFA) upper critical field is zero in any-dimensional BFM.