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Nonequilibrium dynamical cluster approximation study of the Falicov-Kimball model

  • Herrmann, Andreas J. Department of Physics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Tsuji, Naoto RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS), Wako, Japan
  • Eckstein, Martin Max Planck Research Department for Structural Dynamics, University of Hamburg-CFEL, Germany
  • Werner, Philipp Department of Physics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
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  • Physical Review B. - 2016, vol. 94, no. 24, p. 245114
English We use a nonequilibrium implementation of the dynamical cluster approximation (DCA) to study the effect of short-range correlations on the dynamics of the two-dimensional Falicov-Kimball model after an interaction quench. As in the case of single-site dynamical mean-field theory, thermalization is absent in DCA simulations, and for quenches across the metal-insulator boundary, nearest-neighbor charge correlations in the nonthermal steady state are found to be larger than in the thermal state with identical energy. We investigate to what extent it is possible to define an effective temperature of the trapped state after a quench. Based on the ratio between the lesser and retarded Green's function, we conclude that a roughly thermal distribution is reached within the energy intervals corresponding to the momentum-patch dependent subbands of the spectral function. The effectively different chemical potentials of these distributions, however, lead to a very hot, or even negative, effective temperature in the energy intervals between these subbands.
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