Organic charge-transfer salts based on the molecule Pd(dmit)2 display strong electronic correlations and geometrical frustration, leading to spin-liquid, valence bond solid, and superconducting states, among other interesting phases. The low-energy electronic degrees of freedom of these materials are often described by a single band model: a triangular lattice with a molecular orbital representing a Pd(dmit)2 dimer on each site. We use ab initio electronic structure calculations to construct and parametrize low-energy effective model Hamiltonians for a class of Me4-n Et nX[Pd(dmit)2]2 (X= As, P, N, Sb) salts and investigate how best to model these systems by using variational Monte Carlo simulations. Our findings suggest that the prevailing model of these systems as a t-t′ triangular lattice is incomplete and that a fully anisotropic triangular lattice description produces importantly different results, including a significant lowering of the critical U of the spin-liquid phase.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 31 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics