Ground state properties of the neutral two-dimensional Falicov-Kimball model
AuthorHaller, Karl Paul, 1967-
AdvisorKennedy, Thomas G.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractWe focus on the two-dimensional Falicov-Kimball model in the neutral case with U >> 0. We determine the ground state ion configurations for all rational densities in (1/3, 2/5), as well as densities 1/6 and 2/11. We also determine the ground states for a sequence of densities starting at 1/5 and converging to 0. On the interval (1/3, 2/5) we show that the ground states are periodic, having the same structure as the one-dimensional ground states. For densities between 1/6 and 2/11 we show that the ground states exhibit a phase separation.
Degree ProgramGraduate College