Alexander Wietek (Flatiron Institute)

October 16, 2020 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Stripes, Antiferromagnetism, and the Pseudogap in the Doped Hubbard Model at Finite Temperature

Host: Cyrus Dreyer

The phase diagram of the two-dimensional Hubbard model at finite temperature poses one of the most interesting conundrums in contemporary condensed matter physics. Tensor network techniques, such as matrix-product based approaches as well as 2D tensor networks, yield state-of-the-art unbiased simulations of the 2D Hubbard model at zero temperature and are capable of giving unbiased results at finite temperature as well. A promising approach for applying tensor networks to study finite-temperature quantum systems is the minimally entangled typical thermal state (METTS) algorithm, which is a Monte Carlo technique that samples from a family of entangled wavefunctions, and which offers favorable scaling and parallelism. In this talk I will present some of our recent results applying this technique in the strong coupling, low-temperature and finite hole-doping regime [1]. We discover that a novel phase characterized by commensurate short-range antiferromagnetic correlations and no charge ordering occurs at temperatures above the half-filled stripe phase extending to zero temperature. We find the single-particle gap to be smallest close to the nodal point and detect a maximum in the magnetic susceptibility. These features bear a strong resemblance to the pseudogap phase of high-temperature cuprate superconductors. The simulations are verified using a variety of different unbiased numerical methods in the three limiting cases of zero temperature, small lattice sizes, and half-filling.


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