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Suppression of Mott–Hubbard states and metal–insulator transitions in the two-band Hubbard model

Hague, J. P. (2005). Suppression of Mott–Hubbard states and metal–insulator transitions in the two-band Hubbard model. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 17(8) pp. 1385–1397.

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I investigate band and Mott insulating states in a two-band Hubbard model, with the aim of understanding the differences between the idealized one-orbital model and the more realistic multi-band case. Using a projection ansatz I show that additional orbitals suppress the metal–insulator transition, leading to a critical coupling of approximately eight times the bare bandwidth. I also demonstrate the effects of orbital ordering, which hinder Mott–Hubbard states and open a bandgap. Since multi-band correlations are common in real materials, this work suggests that very strongly correlated band insulators may be more common than Mott–Hubbard insulators.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0953-8984
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Biomedical Research Network (BRN)
Item ID: 12283
Depositing User: James Hague
Date Deposited: 15 May 2009 13:40
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2016 10:38
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