L. Fritz

Harvard University, Boston, MA, United States

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    ABSTRACT: We analyze the repulsive fermionic Hubbard model on square and cubic lattices with spin imbalance and in the presence of a parabolic confinement. We analyze the magnetic structure as a function of the repulsive interaction strength and polarization. In the first part of the paper we perform unrestricted Hartree-Fock calculations for the 2D case and find that above a critical interaction strength $U_c$ the system turns ferromagnetic at the edge of the trap, in agreement with the ferromagnetic Stoner instability of a homogeneous system away from half-filling. For $U<U_c$ we find a canted antiferromagnetic structure in the Mott region in the center and a partially polarized compressible edge. The antiferromagnetic order in the Mott plateau is perpendicular to the direction of the imbalance. In this regime the same qualitative behavior is expected for 2D and 3D systems. In the second part of the paper we give a general discussion of magnetic structures above $U_c$. We argue that spin conservation leads to nontrivial textures, both in the ferromagnetic polarization at the edge and for the Neel order in the Mott plateau. We discuss differences in magnetic structures for 2D and 3D cases. Comment: 11 pages, 10 figures; Published version
    Full-text · Article · Sep 2009 · Physical Review A

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  • 2009
    • Harvard University
      • Department of Physics
      Boston, MA, United States