Intermediate and spin-liquid phase of the half-filled honeycomb Hubbard model

Qiaoni Chen, George H. Booth, Sandeep Sharma, Gerald Knizia, Garnet Kin Lic Chan

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We obtain the phase diagram of the half-filled honeycomb Hubbard model with density matrix embedding theory, to address recent controversy at intermediate couplings. We use clusters from 2-12 sites and lattices at the thermodynamic limit. We identify a paramagnetic insulating state, with possible hexagonal cluster order, competitive with the antiferromagnetic phase at intermediate coupling. However, its stability is strongly cluster and lattice size dependent, explaining controversies in earlier work. Our results support the paramagnetic insulator as being a metastable, rather than a true, intermediate phase, in the thermodynamic limit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number165134
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number16
StatePublished - Apr 28 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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