Boosted one-dimensional superfluids on a lattice

Speaker: Sayonee Ray, University of New Mexico, CQuIC

When: August 6, 2018 (Mon), 11:00AM to 12:00PM (add to my calendar)
Location: SCI 328
Hosted by: Christopher Laumann

This event is part of the Condensed Matter Theory Seminar Series.

We study the effect of a boost (Fermi sea displaced by a finite momentum) on one dimensional systems of lattice fermions with short-ranged interactions. In the absence of a boost such systems with attractive interactions possess algebraic superconducting order. Motivated by physics in higher dimensions, one might naively expect a boost to weaken and ultimately destroy superconductivity. However, we show that for one dimensional systems the effect of the boost can be to strengthen the algebraic superconducting order by making correlation functions fall off more slowly with distance. This phenomenon can manifest in interesting ways, for example, a boost can produce a Luther-Emery phase in a system with both charge and spin gaps by engendering the destruction of the former.

AUTHORS: Sayonee Ray, Subroto Mukerjee and Vijay B. Shenoy