Intermediate Phase of the One Dimensional Half-Filled Hubbard-Holstein Model
Clay, R. T., & Hardikar, R. P. (2005). Intermediate Phase of the One Dimensional Half-Filled Hubbard-Holstein Model. Phys. Rev. Lett.. 95, 096401(4 pages).
We present a numerical study of the Hubbard-Holstein model in one dimension at half filling, including finite-frequency quantum phonons. At half filling, the effects of the electron-phonon and electron-electron interactions compete with the Holstein phonon coupling acting as an effective negative Hubbard on-site interaction U that promotes on-site electron pairs and a Peierls charge-density wave state. Most previous work on this model has assumed that only Peierls or Mott phases are possible at half filling. However, there has been speculation that a third metallic phase exists between the Peierls and Mott phases. We confirm the intermediate phase, and show that the Luttinger liquid correlation exponent Krho>1 in this region, indicating dominant superconducting pair correlations. We explore the full phase diagram as a function of Hubbard U, phonon coupling constant, and phonon frequency.