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Functional renormalization group formalism for non-Fermi liquids and the antiferromagnetic quantum critical metal.
We develop a field-theoretic functional renormalization group formalism for field theories of metals that include all gapless modes around the Fermi surface. Due to the presence of intrinsic scales (Fermi momenta), the usual notion of scale invariance and renormalizable field theory need to be generalized. The formalism is applied to the non-Fermi liquid that arises at the anti-ferromagnetic quantum critical point in two space dimensions. We identify the interacting non-Fermi liquid fixed point in the space of coupling functions, and extract the universal scaling behaviour of the normal state and the pathway to the superconducting state at low energies.