Strong Coupling Superconductivity, Pseudogap, and Mott Transition. / Sordi, G.; Sémon, P.; Haule, K.; Tremblay, A. -M. S.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 108, No. 21, 216401, 25.05.2012.

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  • G. Sordi
  • P. Sémon
  • K. Haule
  • A. -M. S. Tremblay


An intricate interplay between superconductivity, pseudogap, and Mott transition, either bandwidth driven or doping driven, occurs in materials. Layered organic conductors and cuprates offer two prime examples. We provide a unified perspective of this interplay in the two-dimensional Hubbard model within cellular dynamical mean-field theory on a 2×2 plaquette and using the continuous-time quantum Monte Carlo method as impurity solver. Both at half filling and at finite doping, the metallic normal state close to the Mott insulator is unstable to d-wave superconductivity. Superconductivity can destroy the first-order transition that separates the pseudogap phase from the overdoped metal, yet that normal state transition leaves its marks on the dynamic properties of the superconducting phase. For example, as a function of doping one finds a rapid change in the particle-hole asymmetry of the superconducting density of states. In the doped Mott insulator, the dynamical mean-field superconducting transition temperature Tcd does not scale with the order parameter when there is a normal-state pseudogap. Tcd corresponds to the local pair formation temperature observed in tunneling experiments and is distinct from the pseudogap temperature.
Original languageEnglish
Article number216401
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2012
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