We study the role of electronic correlation in a disordered two-dimensional model by using a variational wave function that can interpolate between Anderson and Mott insulators. Within this approach, the Anderson-Mott transition can be described both in the paramagnetic sector and in the magnetic sector. In the latter case, we find evidence for the formation of local magnetic moments that order before the Mott transition. The charge gap opening in the Mott insulator is accompanied by the vanishing of the lim(q -> 0)(< n(q)>< n(-q)>)over bar (the bar denoting the impurity average). The role of a frustrating (second-neighbor) hopping is also discussed, with a particular emphasis to the formation of metastable spin-glass states.
|Titolo:||Local moments and magnetic order in the two-dimensional Anderson-Mott transition|
|Autori:||Pezzoli ME; Becca F; Fabrizio M; Santoro G|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevB.79.033111|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|