Orbital-selective phase transition induced by different magnetic states: A dynamical cluster approximation study

Hunpyo Lee, Yu Zhong Zhang, Harald Olaf Jeschke, Roser Valentí

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Abstract

Motivated by the unexplored complexity of phases present in the multiorbital Hubbard model, we analyze in this work the behavior of a degenerate two-orbital anisotropic Hubbard model at half-filling where both orbitals have equal bandwidths and one orbital is constrained to be paramagnetic (PM), while the second one is allowed to have an antiferromagnetic (AF) solution. Such a model may be relevant for a large class of correlated materials with competing magnetic states in different orbitals such as the recently discovered Fe-based superconductors. Using a dynamical cluster approximation we observe that unique orbital selective phase transitions appear regardless of the strength of the Ising Hund's rule coupling Jz. Moreover, the PM orbital undergoes a transition from a Fermi liquid (FL) to a Mott insulator through a non-FL phase while the AF orbital shows a transition from a FL to an AF insulator through an AF metallic phase. We discuss the implications of the results in the context of the Fe-based superconductors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number020401
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume84
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 7 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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