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Plaquette valence bond theory of high-temperature superconductivity
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EuXFEL staff, Other
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Theory
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Abstract:
We present a strong-coupling approach to the theory of high-temperature superconductivity based on the observation of a quantum critical point in the plaquette within the $t,t′$ Hubbard model. The crossing of ground-state energies in the $N=2–4$ sectors occurs for parameters close to the optimal doping. The theory predicts the maximum of the $d_{x2}−y_{2}$-wave order parameter at the border between localized and itinerant electron behaviors and gives a natural explanation for the pseudogap formation via the soft-fermion mode related to local singlet states of the plaquette in the environment. Our approach follows the general line of resonating valence-bond theory stressing a crucial role of singlets in the physics of high-$T_{c}$ superconductors but focuses on the formation of local singlets, similar to phenomena observed in frustrated one-dimensional quantum spin models.
Imprint:
American Physical Society, 2016
Journal Information:
Physical Review B, 94 (12), 125133 (2016)
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English


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