Comparing the effective enhancement of local and non-local spin-orbit couplings on honeycomb lattices due to strong electronic correlations

Markus Richter, Johannes Graspeuntner, Thomas Schäfer, Nils Wentzell, Markus Aichhorn

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Abstract

We investigate the interplay of electronic correlations and spin-orbit coupling (SOC) for a one-band and a two-band honeycomb lattice model. The main difference between the two models concerning SOC is that in the one-band case the SOC is a purely non-local term in the basis of the $p_z$ orbitals, whereas in the two-band case with $p_x$ and $p_y$ as basis functions it is purely local. In order to grasp the correlation effects on non-local spin-orbit coupling, we apply the TRILEX approach that allows to calculate non-local contributions to the self-energy approximatively. For the two-band case we apply dynamical mean-field theory. In agreement with previous studies, we find that for all parameter values in our study, the effect of correlations on the spin-orbit coupling strength is that the bare effective SOC parameter is increased. However, this increase is much weaker in the non-local than in the local SOC case. Concerning the TRILEX method, we introduce the necessary formulas for calculations with broken SU(2) symmetry.
Originalspracheenglisch
Seitenumfang16
FachzeitschriftarXiv.org e-Print archive
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 6 Jul 2021

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science

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