Hubbard Model, Unconventional Superconductivity and Density Waves in Twisted Bilayer Graphene (Aug. 27, 2018)

  • Published: 2018-08-20

Speaker: Noah Yuan

                MIT, Boston, USA



We study the twisted bilayer graphene where unconventional superconducting and correlated insulating phases are recently discovered at the filling of n=2 electrons per supercell. In the strong-coupling point of view, we obtained the effective tight-binding model and hence Hubbard model for the lowest four minibands, by constructing the maximally-localized Wannier orbitals which preserve required symmetries. In the weak-coupling point of view, we study electronic ordering instabilities at n=2, motivated by the Fermi surface nesting and the proximity to Van Hove singularity. We find d/p-wave superconductivity and charge/spin density wave emerge as the two types of leading instabilities driven by Coulomb repulsion. The density wave state has a gapped energy spectrum at n=and yields a single doubly-degenerate pocket upon doping to n>2. The intertwinement of density wave and superconductivity, and the quasiparticle spectrum in the density wave state are consistent with experimental observations.


Time & Date: 14:00pm, Aug. 27 (Monday), 2018

Venue: Rm. M253, M Building, IOP, CAS