Coulomb enhancement of superconducting pair-pair correlations in a 34 -filled model for κ-(BEDT-TTF)2X

W. Wasanthi De Silva, N. Gomes, Sumitendra Mazumdar, R. T. Clay

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We present the results of precise correlated-electron calculations on the monomer lattices of the organic charge-transfer solids κ-(BEDT-TTF)2X for 32 and 64 molecular sites. Our calculations are for band parameters corresponding to X=Cu[N(CN)2]Cl and Cu2(CN)3, which are semiconducting antiferromagnetic and quantum spin liquid, respectively, at ambient pressure. We have performed our calculations for variable electron densities ρ per BEDT-TTF molecule, with ρ ranging from 1 to 2. We find that d-wave superconducting pair-pair correlations are enhanced by electron-electron interactions only for a narrow carrier concentration about ρ=1.5, which is precisely the carrier concentration where superconductivity in the charge-transfer solids occurs. Our results indicate that the enhancement in pair-pair correlations is not related to antiferromagnetic order, but to a proximate hidden spin-singlet state that manifests itself as a charge-ordered state in other charge-transfer solids. Long-range superconducting order does not appear to be present in the purely electronic model, suggesting that electron-phonon interactions also must play a role in a complete theory of superconductivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number205111
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume93
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - May 9 2016

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Electron-phonon interactions
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Coulomb enhancement of superconducting pair-pair correlations in a 34 -filled model for κ-(BEDT-TTF)2X. / De Silva, W. Wasanthi; Gomes, N.; Mazumdar, Sumitendra; Clay, R. T.

In: Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, Vol. 93, No. 20, 205111, 09.05.2016.

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