The influence of the interband Coulomb interaction and the f-electron hopping on excitonic correlations in the extended Falicov-Kimball model
Institute of Experimental Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences - Watsonova 47, 043 53 Košice, Slovakia
Received: 18 March 2015
Accepted: 18 May 2015
The density matrix renormalization group (DMRG) method is used to examine the effects of the interband Coulomb interaction U between f and d electrons as well as the f-electron hopping on the stability of the excitonic phase in the one-dimensional Falicov-Kimball model (FKM) with local hybridization V. It is found that the interband Coulomb interaction significantly enhances the excitonic average and that this effect is especially strong in the limit of small hybridization, where the interacting excitonic value is enhanced several hundred times in comparison to its non-interacting value. The further increase in Pdf is observed due to the non-zero f-electron hopping, but these changes are considerable only if the d and f bands have opposite parity. In addition, the examination of the interplay between the excitonic effects and the charge density wave (CDW) instability showed that the CDW and excitonic phase coexist up to relatively large values of local hybridization . The ground-state phase diagram of the model in the plane is discussed.
PACS: 71.27.+a – Strongly correlated electron systems; heavy fermions / 71.28.+d – Narrow-band systems; intermediate-valence solids / 71.30.+h – Metal-insulator transitions and other electronic transitions
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