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Possible phases of the two-dimensional Hubbard model

  • V. Hankevych
  • F. Wegner

Abstract:

We present a stability analysis of the 2D t-t' Hubbard model on a square lattice for various values of the next-nearest-neighbor hopping t' and electron concentration. Using the free energy expression, derived by means of the flow equations method, we have performed numerical calculation for the various representations under the point group C in order to determine at which temperature symmetry broken phases become more favorable than the symmetric phase. A surprisingly large number of phases has been observed. Some of them have an order parameter with many nodes in -space. Commonly discussed types of order found by us are antiferromagnetism, d x2 - y2 -wave singlet superconductivity, d-wave Pomeranchuk instability and flux phase. A few instabilities newly observed are a triplet analog of the flux phase, a particle-hole instability of p-type symmetry in the triplet channel which gives rise to a phase of magnetic currents, an s*-magnetic phase, a g-wave Pomeranchuk instability and the band splitting phase with p-wave character. Other weaker instabilities are found also. A comparison with experiments is made.

PACS. 71.10.Fd Lattice fermion models (Hubbard model, etc.) – 71.27.+a Strongly correlated electron systems; heavy fermions – 74.20.-z Theories and models of superconducting state – 74.20.Rp Pairing symmetries (other than s-wave) 

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© EDP Sciences, Springer-Verlag 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Hankevych
    • 1
  • F. Wegner
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Heidelberg, Philosophenweg 19, 69120 Heidelberg, GermanyDE

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