Magnetization, d-wave superconductivity, and non-Fermi-liquid behavior in a crossover from dispersive to flat bands

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  • Ludwig Maximilians Univ Munchen, University of Munich, Arnold Sommerfeld Ctr Theoret Phys ASC, MCQST, Dept Phys,Fak Phys

Abstract

We explore the effect of inhomogeneity on electronic properties of the two-dimensional Hubbard model on a square lattice using dynamical mean-field theory (DMFT). The inhomogeneity is introduced via modulated lattice hopping such that in the extreme inhomogeneous limit the resulting geometry is a Lieb lattice, which exhibits a flat-band dispersion. The crossover can be observed in the uniform sublattice magnetization which is zero in the homogeneous case and increases with the inhomogeneity. Studying the spatially resolved frequency-dependent local self-energy, we find a crossover from Fermi-liquid to non-Fermi-liquid behavior happening at a moderate value of the inhomogeneity. This emergence of a non-Fermi liquid is concomitant of a quasiflat band. For finite doping the system with small inhomogeneity displays d-wave superconductivity coexisting with incommensurate spin-density order, inferred from the presence of oscillatory DMFT solutions. The d-wave superconductivity gets suppressed for moderate to large inhomogeneity for any finite doping while the incommensurate spin-density order still exists.

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Original languageEnglish
Article number125141
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume100
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Research areas

  • HIGH-TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTIVITY, MEAN-FIELD THEORY, HUBBARD-MODEL, FERROMAGNETISM, INSULATOR, SYSTEMS, PHYSICS, CHARGE, PHASE, ORDER

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