We propose a method to calculate the charge dynamical structure factors for the ground states of correlated electron systems based on the variational Monte Carlo method. Our benchmarks for the one- and two-dimensional Hubbard models show that inclusion of composite-fermion excitations in the basis set greatly improves the accuracy, in reference to the exact charge dynamical structure factors for clusters. Together with examination for larger systems beyond tractable sizes by the exact diagonalization, our results indicate that the variational Monte Carlo method is a promising way for studies on the nature of charge dynamics in correlated materials such as the copper oxide superconductors, if the composite-fermion excitations are properly included in the restricted Hilbert space of intermediate states in the linear response theory. We also discuss the importance of incorporating nonlocal composite fermion for more accurate description.
|Publication status||Published - 2019 Jul 9|
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