Doped singlet-pair crystal in the Hubbard model on the checkerboard lattice

Didier Poilblanc, Karlo Penc, Nic Shannon

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number220503
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - Jun 26 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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