Metals approaching the Mott insulator generate a new hierarchy in the electronic structure accompanied by an electron differentiation with emergence of strongly momentum dependent structure, beyond the Mott-Hubbard, Brinkman-Rice and Slater pictures of the Mott transition. To consider such nonlinear phenomenon, we develop an analytic nonperturbative theory based on operator projections combined with a self-consistent treatment of the low-energy excitations. This reproduces the Hubbard bands, Mott gap, spin fluctuations, mass divergence, diverging charge compressibility, and strongly renormalized flat and damped dispersion similar to angle-resolved photoemission data in high-Tc cuprates. Electronic spectra show a remarkable similarity to numerical results.
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