Condensed Matter Seminar: 'Strongly Correlated Systems with Nearly Flat Bands'
Starts 18 Aug 2016 11:30
Ends 18 Aug 2016 12:30
Central European Time
Leonardo Building - Luigi Stasi Seminar Room
There are plenty of lattices in one, two, and three dimensions which support a completely dispersionless (flat) one-particle energy band. If the flat band happens to be the lowest-energy one, it is possible to construct and completely characterize a certain manifold of many-particle ground states even in the presence of strong interactions. These states determine the low-temperature properties of strongly correlated systems in a specific range of external parameters .
In this talk I discuss the effect of slight dispersion of a previously strictly flat band. I focus on the high-field low-temperature properties of some quantum Heisenberg antiferromagnets  and on the kinetic-energy-driven ground-state ferromagnetism in the standard Hubbard model at low electron densities . I also discuss why these findings are useful in searching for experimental manifestation of flat-band effects in strongly correlated systems.
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