Publications by Jonathan Coulthard

Ground state phase diagram of the one-dimensional t–J model with pair hopping terms

Physical Review B: Condensed matter and materials physics American Physical Society (2018)

J Coulthard, D Jaksch

The $t$–$J$ model is a standard model of strongly correlated electrons, often studied in the context of high-$T_c$ superconductivity. However, most studies of this model neglect three-site terms, which appear at the same order as the superexchange $J$. As these terms correspond to pair-hopping, they are expected to play an important role in the physics of superconductivity when doped sufficiently far from half-filling. In this paper we present a density matrix renormalisation group study of the one-dimensional $t$–$J$ model with the pair hopping terms included. We demonstrate that these additional terms radically change the one-dimensional ground state phase diagram, extending the superconducting region at low fillings, while at larger fillings, superconductivity is completely suppressed. We explain this effect by introducing a simplified effective model of repulsive hardcore bosons.

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