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Institute of Theoretical Physics, Academia Sinica

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Physics - Strongly Correlated Electrons (17)
Physics - Mesoscopic Systems and Quantum Hall Effect (11)
Physics - Materials Science (9)
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Publications Authored By Bin Zhao

The remarkably strong chemical adsorption behaviors of nitric oxide on magnesia (001) film deposited on metal substrate have been investigated by employing periodic density functional calculations with Van der Waals corrections. The molybdenum supported magnesia (001) show significantly enhanced adsorption properties and the nitric oxide is chemisorbed strongly and preferably trapped in flat adsorption configuration on metal supported oxide film, due to the substantially large adsorption energies and transformation barriers. The analysis of Bader charges, projected density of states, differential charge densities, electron localization function, highest occupied orbital and particular orbital with largest Mg-NO-Mg bonding coefficients, are applied to reveal the electronic adsorption properties and characteristics of bonding between nitric oxide and surface as well as the bonding within the hybrid structure. Read More

Controllability of multi-agent systems is determined by the interconnection topologies. In practice, losing agents can change the topologies of multi-agent systems, which may affect the controllability. This paper studies non-fragility of controllability influenced by losing agents. Read More

For an uncontrollable system, adding leaders and adjusting edge weights are two methods to improve controllability. In this paper, controllability of multi-agent systems under directed topologies is studied, especially on leader selection problem and weight adjustment problem. For a given system, necessary and sufficient algebraic conditions for controllability with fewest leaders are proposed. Read More

We prove the indecomposability of Galois representation restricted to the p-decomposition group attached to a non CM nearly p-ordinary weight two Hilbert modular form under mild conditions. Read More

We analyze the Ruderman-Kettel-Kasuya-Yosida(RKKY) interaction between magnetic impurities embedded in the helical metal on the surface of three-dimensional topological insulators. Apart from the conventional RKKY terms, the spin-momentum locking of conduction electrons also leads to a significant Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya (DM) interaction between impurity spins. For a chain of magnetic impurities, the DM term can result in single-handed spin helix on the surface. Read More

For an electron spin in coupling with an interacting spin chain via hyperfine-type interaction, we investigate the dynamical evolutions of the pairwise entanglement of the spin chain and a correlation function joined the electron spin with a pair of chain spins in correspondence to the electron spin coherence evolution. Both quantities manifest a periodic and a decaying evolution. The entanglement of the spin bath is significant in distinguishing the zero-coherence status exhibited in periodic and decoherence evolutions of the electron spin. Read More

Coherence evolution and echo effect of an electron spin, which is coupled inhomogeneously to an interacting one-dimensional finite spin bath via hyperfine-type interaction, is studied using the adaptive time dependent density matrix renormalization group (t-DMRG) method. It is found that the interplay of the coupling inhomogeneity and the transverse intra-bath interactions results in two qualitatively different coherence evolutions, namely, a coherence preserving evolution characterized by periodic oscillation and a complete decoherence evolution. Correspondingly, the echo effects induced by an electron spin flip at time $\tau$ exhibit stable recoherence pulse sequence for the periodic evolution and a single peak at $\sqrt 2 \tau$ for the decoherence evolution, respectively. Read More

The symmetry group analysis is applied to classify the phonon modes of $N$-stacked graphene layers (NSGL's) with AB- and AA-stacking, particularly their infra-red and Raman properties. The dispersions of various phonon modes are calculated in a multi-layer vibrational model, which is generalized from the lattice vibrational potentials of graphene to including the inter-layer interactions in NSGL's. The experimentally reported red shift phenomena in the layer number dependence of the intra-layer optical C-C stretching mode frequencies are interpreted. Read More

In this paper, we proposed a lattice dynamic treatment for the total potential energy for single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT's) which is, apart from a parameter for the non-linear effects, extracted from the vibrational energy of the planar graphene sheet. Based upon the proposal, we investigated systematically the relaxed lattice configuration for narrow SWCNT's, the strain energy, the Young's modulus and Poisson ratio, and the lattice vibrational properties respected to the relaxed equilibrium tubule structure. Our calculated results for various physical quantities are nicely in consistency with existing experimental measurements. Read More

In this paper, we provide a detailed expression of the vibrational potential for the lattice dynamics of the single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) satisfying the requirements of the exact rigid translational as well as rotational symmetries, which is a nontrivial generalization of the valence force model for the planar graphene sheet. With the model, the low frequency behavior of the dispersion of the acoustic modes as well as the flexure mode can be precisely calculated. Based upon a comprehensive chiral symmetry analysis, the calculated mode frequencies (including all the Raman and infrared active modes), velocities of acoustic modes and the polarization vectors are systematically fitted in terms of the chiral angle and radius, where the restrictions of various symmetry operations of the SWCNT are fulfilled. Read More

We investigate the chirality dependence of physical properties of nanotubes which are wrapped by the planar hexagonal lattice including graphite and boron nitride sheet, and reveal its symmetry origin. The observables under consideration are of scalar, vector and tensor types. These exact chirality dependence obtained are useful to verify the experimental and numerical results and propose accurate empirical formulas. Read More

Stimulated generally by recent interest in the novel spin Hall effect, the nonrelativistic quantum mechanical conserved currents, taken into account of spin-orbit coupling, are rigorously formulated based on the symmetries of system and Noether' theorem. The quantum mechanical force on the spin as well as the torque associated with the variance of angular momentum are obtained. Consequently, the kinetic interpretation of the variances of spin and orbit angular momentum currents implies a torque on the "electric dipole" associated with the moving spin. Read More

In this paper, we report the applicability of the density matrix renormalization group(DMRG) approach to the cylindrical single wall carbon nanotube (SWCN) for purpose of its correlation effect. By applying the DMRG approach to the $t$+$U$+$V$ model, with $t$ and $V$ being the hopping and Coulomb energies between the nearest neighboring sites, respectively, and $U$ the onsite Coulomb energy, we calculate the phase diagram for the SWCN with chiral numbers ($n_{1}=3, n_{2}=2$), which reflects the competition between the correlation energy $U$ and $V$. Within reasonable parameter ranges, we investigate possible correlated groundstates, the lowest excitations and the corresponding correlation functions in which the connection with the excitonic insulator is particularly addressed. Read More

We study the Aharonov-Bohm effect in the optical phenomena of single wall carbon nanotubes (SWCN) and also their chirality dependence. Specially, we consider the natural optical activity as a proper observable and derive it's general expression based on a comprehensive symmetry analysis, which reveals the interplay between the enclosed magnetic flux and the tubule chirality for arbitrary chiral SWCN. A quantitative result for this optical property is given by a gauge invariant tight-binding approximation calculation to stimulate experimental measurements. Read More

We have studied the Fano resonance in photon-assisted transport in a quantum dot and calculated both the coherent current and spectral density of shot noise. It is predicted, for the first time, that the shape of Fano profile will also appear in satellite peaks. It is found that the variations of Fano profiles with the strengths of nonresonant transmissions are not synchronous in absorption and emission sidebands. Read More

The recently discovered coexistence of incommensurate antiferromagnetic neutron scattering peaks and commensurate resonance in underdoped YBa$_2$Cu$_3$O$_{6+x}$ is calling for an explanation. Within the t-J model, the doping and energy dependence of the spin dynamics of the underdoped bilayer cuprates in the normal state is studied based on the fermion-spin theory by considering the bilayer interactions. Incommensurate peaks are found at $[(1\pm\delta)\pi,\pi] $ and $[\pi,(1\pm\delta)\pi]$ at low energies with $\delta$ initially increasing with doping at low dopings and then saturating at higher dopings. Read More

The doping, temperature and energy dependence of the dynamical spin structure factors of the underdoped lanthanum cuprates in the normal state is studied within the t-J model using the fermion-spin transformation technique. Incommensurate peaks are found at $[(1\pm\delta)\pi,\pi]$, $[\pi,(1\pm\delta)\pi]$ at relatively low temperatures with $\delta$ linearly increasing with doping at the beginning and then saturating at higher dopings. These peaks broaden and weaken in amplitude with temperature and energy, in good agreement with experiments. Read More

The metal-insulator crossover of the in-plane resistivity upon temperature decrease, recently observed in several classes of cuprate superconductors, when a strong magnetic field suppresses the superconductivity, is explained using the $U(1)\times SU(2)$ Chern-Simons gauge field theory. The origin of this crossover is the same as that for a similar phenomenon observed in heavily underdoped cuprates without magnetic field. It is due to the interplay between the diffusive motion of the charge carriers and the ``peculiar'' localization effect due to short-range antiferromagnetic order. Read More

The c-axis tunneling matrix of high-Tc superconductors is shown to depend strongly on the in-plane momentum of electrons and vanish along the four nodal lines of the d(x^2-y^2)-wave energy gap. This anisotropic tunneling matrix suppresses completely the contribution of the most extended quasiparticles in the vortex core to the c-axis tunneling current and leads to a spectrum similar to that of a nodeless superconductor. Our results give a natural explanation of the absence of the zero bias peak as well as other features observed in the vortex tunneling spectra of high-Tc cuprates. Read More

The ground state cohesive energies per electron of the composite fermion (CF) Fermi sea, the Laughlin state and the charge density wave (CDW) at higher Landau levels (LLs) are computed. It is shown that whereas for $n\geq 2$ LL, the CDW state is generally more energetically preferable than those of the CF liquid and the Laughlin liquid, the $\nu =4+1/6$ CF liquid state unexpectedly has lower ground state energy than that of the CDW state. We suggest this CF liquid between the Wigner crystal and the bubble phase may lead to the crossover from the normal integer quantum Hall liquid to the novel re-entrant integer quantum Hall state observed in the recent magneto-transport experiments. Read More

The extended SSH model and Bogoliubov-de Gennes(BdeG) formalism are applied to investigate the electronic properties and stable lattice configurations of C$_{36}$. We focus the problem on the molecule's unusual $D_{6h}$ symmetry. The electronic part of the Hamiltonian without Coulomb interaction is solved analytically. Read More

We study the current noise spectra of a tunnel junction of a metal with strong pairing phase fluctuation and a superconductor. It is shown that there is a characteristic peak in the noise spectrum at the intrinsic Josephson frequency $\omega_J=2eV$ when $\omega_J$ is smaller than the pairing gap but larger than the pairing scattering rate. In the presence of an AC voltage, the tunnelling current noise shows a series of characteristic peaks with increasing DC voltage. Read More

Affiliations: 1Institute of Theoretical Physics, Academia Sinica, 2Institute of Theoretical Physics, Academia Sinica, 3Institute of Semiconductors, Academia Sinica, 4Institute of Theoretical Physics, Academia Sinica

We present a comprehensive theoretical description of quantum well exciton-polaritons imbedded in a planar semiconductor microcavity. The exact non-local dielectric response of the quantum well exciton is treated in detail. The 4-spinor structure of the hole subband in the quantum well is considered, including the pronounced band mixing effect. Read More

In this paper we study the effect of substituting R (rare-earth ion) by non-magnetic ions in the spin-1 chain material $R_2BaNiO_5$. Using a strong-coupling expansion and numerical density matrix renormalization group calculations, we show that spin-wave bound states are formed at the impurity site. Experimental consequences of the bound states are pointed out. Read More

Based on recently proposed U(1)xSU(2) Chern-Simons gauge field theory, an interpretation of the transport and magnetic relaxation properties of underdoped cuprates is proposed, taking into account the short range antiferromagnetic order. The interplay of the doping-dependent spin gap (explicitly derived by us) effect and dissipation due to gauge fluctuations gives rise to a crossover from metallic to insulating behavior of conductivity as temperature decreases, in semi-quantitative agreement with experimental data. For the same reason the magnetic relaxation rate shows a maximum nearby. Read More

We formulate the composite fermions in the presence of an in-plane magnetic field. As the in-plane field increases, if we assume the state at $\nu=5/2$ turns into the mixed state between the unidirectional charge density wave domains and paired Hall state, we can phenomenologically fit the theoretically defined gap to the experimental measured results. We explain the destruction of the paired Hall states and then a phase transition from the paired Hall state to the unidirectional charge density wave from a symmetry point of view. Read More

The Schwinger boson mean field theory is applied to the quantum ferrimagnetic Heisenberg chain. There is a ferrimagnetic long range order in the ground state. We observe two branches of the low lying excitation and calculate the spin reduction, the gap of the antiferromagnetic branch, and the spin fluctuation at $T=0K$. Read More

The pseudogap effect of underdoped high-$T_c$ superconductors is studied in the U(1) gauge theory of the t-J model including the spinon pairing fluctuation. The gauge fluctuation breaks the long range correlation between the spinon pairs. The pairing fluctuation, however, suppresses significantly the low-lying gauge fluctuations and leads to a stable but phase incoherent spin gap phase which is responsible for the pseudogap effects. Read More

An effective theory for the hole doped spin-1 antiferromagnetic chain is proposed in this paper. The two branches of low energy quasipaticle excitation is obtained by the diagrammic technique. In the large t limit(in which t is the hole hopping term), the lower band is essentially the bound state of one hole and one magnon and the other band is the sigle hole state. Read More

The Chern-Simons bosonization with U(1)xSU(2) gauge field is applied to 2-D t-J model in the limit t >> J, to study the normal state properties of underdoped cuprate superconductors. We prove the existence of an upper bound on the partition function for holons in a spinon background, and we find the optimal spinon configuration saturating the upper bound on average--a coexisting flux phase and s+id-like RVB state. After neglecting the feedback of holon fluctuations on the U(1) field B and spinon fluctuations on the SU(2) field V, the holon field is a fermion and the spinon field is a hard--core boson. Read More

In the context of t-J model we show that in underdoped regime,beside the usual long wave length gauge field fluctuation, an additional low energy fluctuation, staggered gauge field fluctuation plays a crucial role in the evolution of Fermi surface(FS) as well as the line shape of spectral function for the cuprates. By including the staggered gauge field fluctuation we calculate the spectral function of the electrons by RPA(random phase approximation). The line shape of the spectral function near $(\pi,0)$ is very broad in underdoped case and is quite sharp in overdoped case. Read More

Affiliations: 1Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R.China., 2Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R.China., 3Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R.China.

In this paper, we present a phenomenological picture based on the composite fermion theory, in responding to the recent discovery by Shahar et al. of a new transport regime near the transition from a $\nu=1$ quantum Hall liquid to a Hall insulator(ref[8]). In this picture, the seemingly unexpected reflection symmetry in the longitudinal resistivity $\rho_{xx}$ can be understood clearly as due to the symmetry of the gapful excitations which dominate $\sigma_{xx}$ across the transition, and the abrupt change in $\sigma_{xy}$ at the transition. Read More

In the present paper, we propose a mean field approach for spin ladders based upon the Jordan-Wigner transformation along an elaborately ordered path. We show on the mean field level that ladders with even number legs open a energy gap in their low energy excitation with a magnitude close to the corresponding experimental values, whereas the low energy excitation of the odd-number-leg ladders are gapless. It supports the validity of our approach. Read More

The $U(1)\times SU(2)$ Chern-Simons gauge theory is applied to study the 2-D $t-J$ model describing the normal state of underdoped cuprate superconductors. The U(1) field produces a flux phase for holons converting them into Dirac-like fermions, while the SU(2) field, due to the coupling to holons gives rise to a gap for spinons. An effective low-energy action involving holons, spinons and a self-generated U(1) gauge field is derived. Read More

The definitions of the effective mass of the composite fermion are discussed for the half-filled Landau level problem. In a recent work, Shankar and Murthy show a finite effective mass of the composite fermion by a canonical transformation while the perturbative calculation gives the logarithmic divergence of the effective mass at the Fermi surface. We will emphasize that the different definition of the effective mass has the different physical processes. Read More

Affiliations: 1Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 3Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 4Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

The electron-phonon interaction in $C_{70}$ anions is studied by making use of a lattice relaxation approach. We find there exists a Jahn-Teller effect in $C_{70}^{3-}$ system, due to an extra electron being doped to the double degenerate $E_{1}^{''}$ state. As a result of this effect, the original $D_{5h}$ symmetry of the ground state becomes unstable, which causes distortion of the lattice configuration. Read More

Affiliations: 1Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 3Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

We consider the motion of electrons through a mesoscopic ring in the presence of spin-orbit interaction, Zeeman coupling, and magnetic flux. The coupling between the spin and the orbital degrees of freedom results in the geometric and the dynamical phases associated with a cyclic evolution of spin state. Using a non-adiabatic Aharonov-Anandan phase approach, we obtain the exact solution of the system and identify the geometric and the dynamical phases for the energy eigenstates. Read More

To study the shape formation process of carbon nanotubes, a string equation describing the possible existing shapes of the axis-curve of multishell carbon tubes (MCTs) is obtained in the continuum limit by minimizing the shape energy, that is the difference between the MCT energy and the energy of the carbonaceous mesophase (CM). It is shown that there exists a threshold relation of the outmost and inmost radii, that gives a parameter regime in which a straight MCT will be bent or twisted. Among the deformed shapes, the regular coiled MCTs are shown being one of the solutions of the string equation. Read More

The coexistence of $\pi$-flux state and d-wave RVB state is considered in this paper within the slave boson approach. A critical value of doping concentration $\delta_c$ is found, below which the coexisting $\pi$-flux and d-wave RVB state is favored in energy. The pseudo Fermi surface of spinons and the physical electron spectral function are calculated. Read More

Affiliations: 1ICTP, Trieste, Italy and ITP, CAS, Beijing, China, 2ICTP, Trieste, Italy and ITP, CAS, Beijing, China, 3ICTP, Trieste, Italy and ITP, CAS, Beijing, China

An extended Anderson model, including screening channels (non-hybridizing, but interacting with the local orbit), is studied within the Anderson-Yuval approach, originally devised for the single-channel Kondo problem. By comparing the perturbation expansions of this model and a generalized resonant level model, the spin-spin correlation functions are calculated which show non-Fermi liquid exponent depending on the strength of the scattering potential. The relevance of this result to experiments in some heavy fermion systems is briefly discussed. Read More

Affiliations: 1Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 3Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Applying the non-adiabatic Aharonov-Anandan phase approach to a mesoscopic ring with non-interacting many electrons in the presence of the spin-orbit interaction, Zeeman coupling and magnetic flux, we show that the time-reversal symmetry breaking due to Zeeman coupling is intrinsically different from that due to magnetic flux. We find that the direction of the persistent currents induced by the Zeeman coupling changes periodically with the particle number, while the magnetic flux determines the direction of the induced currents by its sign alone. Read More

We perform a dimensional reduction of the $U(1)\times SU(2)$ Chern--Simons bosonization and apply it to the $t-J$ model, relevant for high $T_c$ superconductors. This procedure yields a decomposition of the electron field into a product of two ``semionic" fields, i.e. Read More

A generalized Anderson single-impurity model with off-site Coulomb interactions is derived from the extended three-band Hubbard model, originally proposed to describe the physics of the copper-oxides. Using the abelian bosonization technique and canonical transformations, an effective Hamiltonian is derived in the strong coupling limit, which is essentially analogous to the Toulouse limit of the ordinary Kondo problem. In this limit, the effective Hamiltonian can be exactly solved, with a mixed valence quantum critical point separating two different Fermi liquid phases, {\it i. Read More

Affiliations: 1ITP-AS, 2USTHK, 3ITP-AS

In this letter we report our results in investigating edge effects of open antiferromagnetic Heisenberg spin chains with spin magnitudes $S=1/2, 1,3/2,2$ using the density-matrix renormalization group (DMRG) method initiated by White. For integer spin chains, we find that edge states with spin magnitude $S_{edge}=S/2$ exist, in agreement with Valence-Bond-Solid model picture. For half-integer spin chains, we find that no edge states exist for $S=1/2$ spin chain, but edge state exists in $S=3/2$ spin chain with $S_{edge}=1/2$, in agreement with previous conjecture by Ng. Read More

We develop a theory for the total optical secondary emission from a 1D interacting electron system modelled as a Tomonaga-Luttinger liquid. We separate the emission into two parts which may originate in {\em hot luminescence} (HL) and {\em Raman Scattering} (RS) respectively when we neglect the {\em interference} effect. We find a peak around $\Delta \omega = v_f |q|$ in the RS part which does not come from a structure factor peak. Read More

The dynamic Jahn-Teller splitting of the six equivalent $D_{5d}$ polarons due to quantum fluctuations is studied in the framework of the Bogoliubov-de Gennes formalism. The tunneling induced level splittings are determined to be $^2 T_{1u} \bigoplus ^2 T_{2u}$ and $^1 A_g \bigoplus ^1 H_g$ for $C_{60}^{1-}$ and $C_{60}^{2-}$, respectively, which should give rise to observable effects in experiments. Read More

The conductance sum rule for the hierarchical edge channel currents of a Fractional Quantum Hall Effect state is derived analytically within the Haldane-Halperin hierarchy scheme. We provide also an intuitive interpretation for the hierarchical drift velocities of the edge excitations. Read More

A brief review is presented on the studies of the hole motion in a two--dimensional quantum antiferromagnet. An extended introduction is given to cover the background of the problem. The quantum Bogoliubov--de Gennes formalism which treats the local distortion of the spin configuration and the quantum renormalization process on an equal footing, is outlined. Read More

Affiliations: 1Institute of Theoretical Physics, Academia Sinica Beijing 100080, China Zhejiang Institute of Modern Physics,Zhejiang University, 2Institute of Theoretical Physics, Academia Sinica Beijing 100080, China Zhejiang Institute of Modern Physics,Zhejiang University

We build the constraint that all electrons are in the lowest Landau level into the Chern-Simons field theory approach for the fractional quantum Hall system. We show that the constraint can be transmitted from one hierarchical state to the next. As a result, we derive in generic the equations of the fractionally charged vortices ( quasi-particles ) for arbitrary hierarchy filling. Read More

Using the valence-bond-solid (VBS) approach and the Schwinger boson mean field approximation, we study the dependence of the Haldane gap of a spin-1 linear chain Heisenberg antiferromagnet on impurity doping with different spins. The impurity spins affect the singlet pairing order parameter $\Delta $ and the constraint factor $\lambda$. As a result, the Haldane gap is reduced by a factor $ \sim n_i^{2/3}$, with $n_i$ as the impurity concentration, and eventually collapses at $n_i \sim 1/\xi$ with $\xi$ as the VBS correlation length. Read More