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### Strain field and periodic boundary conditions

Let's say I have a lattice, and I impose periodic boundary conditions. I want to construct a tight-binding model on a strained lattice, and I can determine the change in the hopping parameter based on ...
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### Lattice hopping at boundary in graphene lattice with magnetic field

Let's say I have a tight binding model for graphene, where I have a two-atom basis and three nearest neighbor vectors. I've applied a homogenous magnetic field $B$ in the z-axis, and can take the ...
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### Momentum Space Representation of the Tight Binding Hamiltonian

I am trying to represent the tight-binding Hamiltonian \begin{equation} \hat{H}_{TB} = \sum_{\sigma} \sum_{\alpha,\beta} \sum_{\mathbf{R}_1,\mathbf{R}_2} t^{\alpha,\beta}_{\mathbf{R}_1,\mathbf{R}_2} \...
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### Is the tight binding model an effective free fermion model?

The tight-binding Hamiltionian has the form $$H=-t\sum_i\left(c_i^\dagger c_{i+1} + c_{i}c_{i+1}^\dagger\right)$$ But does this mean that it can be represented in the form of free fermion modes?
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### Identity when Diagonalising Single-Particle Hamiltonian

Sorry the title is not precise; wasn't sure how to make it so (this is perhaps a straightforward question). The following is an identity I see quite often when reading lecture notes about ...
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### Is the SSH model a tight binding model?

Sorry if this is an obvious question. I have trouble understanding where the Hamiltonian of the Su-Schrieffer-Heeger model comes from? May I confirm if it is from the Tight Binding Model? The creation ...
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### Gutzwiller renormalization factors

I am computing the expectation value of the kinetic term of a tight-binding model, respect to the Gutzwiller wavefunction, in the limit of infinite lattice-coordination, i.e using these constraints (...
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### 2D BHZ tight binding model for Quantum spin Hall insulator

I am currently reading this article : https://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0611341 and want to derive the k-space tight binding model of 2D BHZ. The tight binding model is written as \begin{equation} H = \...
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### Physical Meaning of the Gutzwiller Constraints

I have a doubt on the constraints for the expecation values obtained by Bünemann et all. First i want to introduce my notation To analytically solve a tight-binding model, \begin{equation} \hat{H}= ...
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### Is numerical lattice wavefunction smooth? — graphene tight binding case

I tried to follow exactly Sec. II.K [page 112-113, Hamiltonian after Eq. (113)] of the standard Review of Modern Physics paper on graphene, which is a tight-binding model of a graphene stripe under ...
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### Loschmidt Amplitudes In Tight Binding Models

I am trying to understand the calculation in this paper which experimentally looks at dynamical phase transitions in a driven (shaken) haldene-like model. The definition of the Loschmidt Amplitude is ...
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### Tight-binding extended attractive Hubbard model for unconventional superconductivity

BCS theory suggest that the effective attraction between two electrons, due to electron-phonon coupling, is in momentum ($k-$)space. However, in literature, (real space) tight-binding Hubbard model ...
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### Why does the 2D hexagonal lattice have a different tight binding band structure than Graphene?

Here you can find band structures for various tight binding models. I was wondering, why the 2-D hexagonal lattice has a different band structure than Graphene, even though they have the same lattice.
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I am asked to find the two lowest energies of a 1D situation with two electrons in two adjacent $0$-potential wells of width $L$ with infinitely high barriers and a 'coupling potential' of $V(z)=\... 1answer 804 views ### Slater-Koster parameter When we use Slater-Koster parameter for tight binding model, we represent hopping integral using direction cosine (l,m,n) and bond intergral$V$. For example, the energy between s and px orbital is ... 1answer 730 views ### Tight binding model The origin of the phrase "nearly free" in the nearly free electron model comes from the fact that we introduce a small periodic potential in a metal lattice as a perturbation to free electrons, so ... 0answers 203 views ### Project a Bloch Hamiltonian to subspace I have a Bloch Hamiltonian H(k) which describe a triangular lattice with six atoms inside one unite cell. This lattice is nothing but group six atoms instead of two in a honeycomb lattice. So as you ... 2answers 356 views ### Hamiltonian with periodic potential in second quantization I'm working with the following Hamiltonian $$\hat{H}=\int\mathrm{d}\mathbf{x}\sum_{\sigma\in\left\lbrace\uparrow,\downarrow\right\rbrace}\hat{\psi}_\sigma^\dagger(\mathbf{x})\left[-\frac{\hbar^2\... 0answers 101 views ### Total energy in tight binding methods How to calculate total energy in tight binding methods? The total energy is calculated as the sum of the eigenvalues of the occupied state? 1answer 326 views ### How to convert a Hamiltonian for the tight-binding model in silicene into k-space? I am trying to convert the Hamiltonian from the paper "A topological insulator and helical zero mode in silicene under an inhomogeneous electric field" (also on arXiv) into k-space.$$ \begin{array}{... 0answers 415 views ### Tight binding Hamiltonian in the k-space I want to find the band structure of this 2 dimensional lattice which isn't completely flat: Using a tight binding model.And take unit cells as they are shown in the figure. And assuming that each ... 0answers 49 views ### Derivation of effective mass equation in carbon nanotubes I am trying to reproduce the calculations in the paper here by Ando and Nakanishi and am already stuck on equation 1. It is stated that in the vicinity of$\epsilon=0\$ the amplitude of the ...
Consider the SSH model, i.e. the dimerized tight-binding model with Hamiltonian $$H = \sum_i (t+\delta t) c^\dagger_{Ai} c_{Bi} + (t-\delta t) c_{A(i+1)}^\dagger c_{Bi} + \text{h.c.}.$$ This describes ...