Periodic Anderson model with correlated conduction electrons: Variational and exact diagonalization study

I. Hagymási, K. Itai, J. Sólyom

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We investigate an extended version of the periodic Anderson model (the so-called periodic Anderson-Hubbard model) with the aim to understand the role of interaction between conduction electrons in the formation of the heavy-fermion and mixed-valence states. Two methods are used: (i) variational calculation with the Gutzwiller wave function optimizing numerically the ground-state energy and (ii) exact diagonalization of the Hamiltonian for short chains. The f-level occupancy and the renormalization factor of the quasiparticles are calculated as a function of the energy of the f orbital for a wide range of the interaction parameters. The results obtained by the two methods are in reasonably good agreement for the periodic Anderson model. The agreement is maintained even when the interaction between band electrons, U d, is taken into account, except for the half-filled case. This discrepancy can be explained by the difference between the physics of the one- and higher-dimensional models. We find that this interaction shifts and widens the energy range of the bare f level, where heavy-fermion behavior can be observed. For large-enough U d this range may lie even above the bare conduction band. The Gutzwiller method indicates a robust transition from Kondo insulator to Mott insulator in the half-filled model, while U d enhances the quasiparticle mass when the filling is close to half filling.

Original languageEnglish
Article number235116
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume85
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 11 2012

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Periodic Anderson model with correlated conduction electrons : Variational and exact diagonalization study. / Hagymási, I.; Itai, K.; Sólyom, J.

In: Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, Vol. 85, No. 23, 235116, 11.06.2012.

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