Dimensional tuning of electronic states under strong and frustrated interactions

Chisa Hotta, Frank Pollmann

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We study a model of strongly interacting spinless fermions on an anisotropic triangular lattice. At half-filling and the limit of strong repulsive nearest-neighbor interactions, the fermions align in stripes and form an insulating state. When a particle is doped, it either follows a one-dimensional free motion along the stripes or fractionalizes perpendicular to the stripes. The two propagations yield a dimensional tuning of the electronic state. We study the stability of this phase and derive an effective model to describe the low-energy excitations. Spectral functions are presented which can be used to experimentally detect signatures of the charge excitations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number186404
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number18
StatePublished - 8 May 2008
Externally publishedYes


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