Spin-orbit-induced mott insulator in 5d electron system

Hiroshi Watanabe, Tomonori Shirakawa, Seiji Yunoki

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Abstract

We have studied the ground state properties of a two-dimensional three-orbital Hubbard model as an effective lowenergy model for a novel 5d Mott insulator, Sr2IrO4. The transition from the paramagnetic metal to the magnetic insulator with an in-plane antiferromagnetic order is successfully described by using the variational Monte Carlo method. The momentum distribution function is calculated for system sizes up to 16×16 sites, which makes it possible to discuss the metal-insulator transition in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberSB006
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Volume80
Issue numberSUPPL. B
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • 5d electron system
  • Spin-orbit coupling
  • Spin-orbit-induced Mott insulator
  • Three-orbital Hubbard model
  • Variational Monte Carlo method

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Spin-orbit-induced mott insulator in 5d electron system. / Watanabe, Hiroshi; Shirakawa, Tomonori; Yunoki, Seiji.

In: Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, Vol. 80, No. SUPPL. B, SB006, 12.2011.

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Watanabe, Hiroshi ; Shirakawa, Tomonori ; Yunoki, Seiji. / Spin-orbit-induced mott insulator in 5d electron system. In: Journal of the Physical Society of Japan. 2011 ; Vol. 80, No. SUPPL. B.
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