Topological transitions of gapless paired states in mixed-geometry lattices

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We propose a mixed-geometry system of fermionic species selectively confined in lattices of different geometry. We investigate how such asymmetry can lead to exotic multiband fermion pairing in an example system of honeycomb and triangular lattices. A rich phase diagram of interband pairing with gapped and gapless excitations is found at zero temperature. We find that the two-band contribution of the honeycomb lattices to the paired state helps to stabilize the gapless phase with one or two Fermi surfaces. We also show that the Fermi surface topology further divides the gapless phase into subclasses between which the system undergoes density-driven Lifshitz transitions.


Original languageEnglish
Article number055301
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2013
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Research areas

  • strongly correlated systems, superconductivity, ultracold atomic gases

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