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Hund excitations and the efficiency of Mott solar cells

Petocchi, Francesco ; Beck, Sophie ; Ederer, Claude ; Werner, Philipp

In: Physical Review B, 2019, vol. 100, no. 7, p. 075147

We study the dynamics of photoinduced charge carriers in semirealistic models of LaVO3 and YTiO3 polar heterostructures. It is shown that two types of impact ionization processes contribute to the carrier multiplication in these strongly correlated multiorbital systems: The first mechanism involves local spin state transitions, while the second mechanism involves the scattering of...

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Entropy-cooled nonequilibrium states of the Hubbard model

Werner, Philipp ; Li, Jianju ; Golež, Denis ; Eckstein, Martin

In: Physical Review B, 2019, vol. 100, no. 15, p. 155130

We show that the recently proposed cooling-by-doping mechanism allows one to efficiently prepare interesting nonequilibrium states of the Hubbard model. Using nonequilibrium dynamical mean field theory and a particle-hole symmetric setup with dipolar excitations to full and empty bands we produce cold photodoped Mott insulating states with a sharp Drude peak in the optical conductivity, a ...

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Unconventional orbital ordering and emergent dimensional reduction in fulleride superconductors

Hoshino, Shintaro ; Werner, Philipp ; Arita, Ryotaro

In: Physical Review B, 2019, vol. 99, no. 23, p. 235133

Nonlocal order parameters in space-time are proposed to characterize the unconventional orbital-selective conducting state in fulleride superconductors, called the Jahn-Teller metal. In previous works, it has been argued that this state can be interpreted as a spontaneous orbital-selective Mott state, in which the electrons in two of the three t1u molecular orbitals are localized, while those...

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Quench dynamics and Hall response of interacting Chern insulators

Schüler, Michael ; Budich, Jan Carl ; Werner, Philipp

In: Physical Review B, 2019, vol. 100, no. 4, p. 041101

We study the coherent nonequilibrium dynamics of interacting two-dimensional systems after a quench from a trivial to a topological Chern insulator phase. While the many-body wave function is constrained to remain topologically trivial under local unitary evolution, we find that the Hall response of the system can dynamically approach a thermal value of the postquench Hamiltonian, even though...

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Dynamics of photodoped charge transfer insulators

Golež, Denis ; Boehnke, Lewin ; Eckstein, Martin ; Werner, Philipp

In: Physical Review B, 2019, vol. 100, no. 4, p. 041111

We study the dynamics of charge transfer insulators after photoexcitation using the three-band Emery model and a nonequilibrium extension of Hartree-Fock + EDMFT (extended dynamical mean field theory) and GW + EDMFT. While the equilibrium properties are accurately reproduced by the Hartree-Fock treatment of the ligand bands, dynamical correlations are essential for a proper description of the...

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Adiabatic preparation of a correlated symmetry‐broken initial state with the generalized Kadanoff–Baym Ansatz

Tuovinen, Riku ; Golež, Denis ; Schüler, Michael ; Werner, Philipp ; Eckstein, Martin ; Sentef, Michael A.

In: physica status solidi (b), 2019, vol. 256, no. 7, p. 1800469

A fast time propagation method for nonequilibrium Green's functions (NEGF) based on the generalized Kadanoff–Baym Ansatz (GKBA) is applied to a lattice system with a symmetry‐broken equilibrium phase, namely an excitonic insulator (EI). The adiabatic preparation of a correlated symmetry‐broken initial state from a Hartree– Fock wave function within GKBA is assessed by comparing with a...

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High-harmonic generation in quantum spin systems

Takayoshi, Shintaro ; Murakami, Yuta ; Werner, Philipp

In: Physical Review B, 2019, vol. 99, no. 18, p. 184303

We theoretically study the high-harmonic generation (HHG) in one-dimensional spin systems. While in electronic systems the driving by ac electric fields produces radiation from the dynamics of excited charges, we consider here the situation where spin systems excited by a magnetic field pulse generate radiation via a time- dependent magnetization. Specifically, we study the magnetic dipole...

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First-principles studies of spin-orbital physics in pyrochlore oxides

Shinaoka, Hiroshi ; Motome, Yukitoshi ; Miyake, Takashi ; Ishibashi, Shoji ; Werner, Philipp

In: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 2019, vol. 31, no. 32, p. 323001

The pyrochlore oxides A2B2O7 exhibit a complex interplay between geometrical frustration, electronic correlations, and spin–orbit coupling (SOC), due to the lattice structure and active charge, spin, and orbital degrees of freedom. Understanding the properties of these materials is a theoretical challenge, because their intricate nature depends on material-specific details and quantum...

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Out-of-time-ordered correlators of the Hubbard model: Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev strange metal in the spin-freezing crossover region

Tsuji, Naoto ; Werner, Philipp

In: Physical Review B, 2019, vol. 99, no. 11, p. 115132

The Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev (SYK) model describes a strange metal that shows peculiar non-Fermi-liquid properties without quasiparticles. It exhibits a maximally chaotic behavior characterized by out-of-time-ordered correlators (OTOCs), and is expected to be a holographic dual to black holes. While a faithful realization of the SYK model in condensed-matter systems may be involved, a striking...

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Staggered ordered phases in the three-orbital Hubbard model

Ishigaki, Kosuke ; Nasu, Joji ; Koga, Akihisa ; Hoshino, Shintaro ; Werner, Philipp

In: Physical Review B, 2019, vol. 99, no. 8, p. 085131

We study ordered phases with broken translational symmetry in the half-filled three- orbital Hubbard model with antiferromagnetic Hund coupling by means of dynamical mean-field theory (DMFT) and continuous-time quantum Monte Carlo simulations. The stability regions of the antiferro-orbital (AFO), antiferromagnetic (AFM), and charge density wave (CDW) states are determined by measuring the...