Strong correlation effects in the fullereneC20studied using a one-band Hubbard model Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The smallest fullerene, dodecahedral C20, is studied using a one band Hubbard model parameterized by U/t. Results are obtained using exact diagonalization of matrices with linear dimensions as large as 5.7 x 10^9, supplemented by quantum Monte Carlo. We report the magnetic and spectral properties of C20 as a function of U/t and investigate electronic pair binding. Solid forms of C20 are studied using cluster perturbation theory and evidence is found for a metal-insulator transition at U ~ 4t. We also investigate the relevance of strong correlations to the Jahn-Teller effect in C20.

publication date

  • July 1, 2007