Competition between Antiferromagnetic and Superconducting States, Electron-Hole Doping Asymmetry, and Fermi-Surface Topology in High Temperature Superconductors
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Publisher:American Physical Society
Citation:Sandeep Pathak et al, "Competition between Antiferromagnetic and Superconducting States, Electron-Hole Doping Asymmetry, and Fermi-Surface Topology in High Temperature Superconductors," Physical Review Letters 102, no. 2 (2009), doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.027002
We investigate the asymmetry between electron and hole doping in a 2D Mott insulator and the resulting competition between antiferromagnetism (AFM) and d-wave superconductivity (SC), using variational Monte Carlo calculations for projected wave functions. We find that key features of the T=0 phase diagram, such as critical doping for SC-AFM coexistence and the maximum value of the SC order parameter, are determined by a single parameter η which characterizes the topology of the “Fermi surface” at half filling defined by the bare tight-binding parameters. Our results give insight into why AFM wins for electron doping, while SC is dominant on the hole-doped side. We also suggest using band structure engineering to control the η parameter for enhancing SC.
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