We investigate a semimetal-superconductor phase transition of two-dimensional Dirac electrons at zero temperature by large-scale and essentially unbiased quantum Monte Carlo simulations for the half-filled attractive Hubbard model on the triangular lattice, in the presence of alternating magnetic π flux, that is introduced to construct two Dirac points in the one-particle bands at the Fermi level. This phase transition is expected to describe quantum criticality of the chiral XY class in the framework of the Gross-Neveu model, where, in the ordered phase, the U(1) symmetry is spontaneously broken and a mass gap opens in the excitation spectrum. We compute the order parameter of the s-wave superconductivity and estimate the quasiparticle weight from the long-distance behavior of the single-particle Green's function. These calculations allow us to obtain the critical exponents of this transition in a reliable and accurate way. Our estimate for the critical exponents is in good agreement with those obtained for a transition to a Kekulé valence bond solid, where an emergent U(1) symmetry is proposed [Z.-X. Li, Nat. Commun. 8, 314 (2017)2041-172310.1038/s41467-017-00167-6].
|Titolo:||Quantum criticality in the metal-superconductor transition of interacting Dirac fermions on a triangular lattice|
|Autori:||Otsuka, Yuichi; Seki, Kazuhiro; Sorella, Sandro; Yunoki, Seiji|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Numero di Articolo:||035126|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevB.98.035126|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|