In the limit of large nearest-neighbor and on-site Coulomb repulsions, the Hubbard model on the planar pyrochlore lattice maps, near quarter filling, onto a doped, quantum, fully packed loop model. The phase diagram exhibits at quarter filling a quantum state of matter, the resonating singlet-pair crystal, an insulating phase breaking lattice symmetry. Properties of a few doped holes or electrons are investigated. In contrast to the doped quantum antiferromagnet, phase separation is restricted to very small hopping, leaving an extended "window" for superconducting pairing. However, the latter is more fragile for large hopping than in the case of the antiferromagnet. The existence of a fermionic supersolid is discussed.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 26 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics