|Title||Spin-charge-density wave in a rounded-square Fermi surface for ultracold atoms|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||D. Makogon, I. B. Spielman, and C. Morais Smith|
|Keywords||2012, Single Fellow|
We derive and discuss an experimentally realistic model describing ultracold atoms in an optical lattice including a commensurate, but staggered, spin-flip term. The resulting band structure is quite exotic; fermions in the third band have an unusual rounded picture-frame Fermi surface (essentially two concentric squircles), leading to imperfect nesting. We develop a generalized theory describing the spin and charge degrees of freedom simultaneously at the random-field-approximation level, and show that the system can develop a coupled spin-charge-density wave order. Our generic approach can be used to study spin and charge instabilities in many materials, such as high- T c superconductors, organic compounds, graphene, and iron pnictides.
Spin-charge-density wave in a rounded-square Fermi surface for ultracold atoms
Subscribe to A Quantum Bit
Quantum physics began with revolutionary discoveries in the early twentieth century and continues to be central in today’s physics research. Learn about quantum physics, bit by bit. From definitions to the latest research, this is your portal. Subscribe to receive regular emails from the quantum world. Previous Issues...
Sign Up Now
Sign up to receive A Quantum Bit in your email!