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Title: Correlation matrix renormalization theory for correlated-electron materials with application to the crystalline phases of atomic hydrogen

Abstract

Developing accurate and computationally efficient methods to calculate the electronic structure and total energy of correlated-electron materials has been a very challenging task in condensed matter physics and materials science. Recently, we have developed a correlation matrix renormalization (CMR) method which does not assume any empirical Coulomb interaction U parameters and does not have double counting problems in the ground-state total energy calculation. The CMR method has been demonstrated to be accurate in describing both the bonding and bond breaking behaviors of molecules. In this study, we extend the CMR method to the treatment of electron correlations in periodic solid systems. By using a linear hydrogen chain as a benchmark system, we show that the results from the CMR method compare very well with those obtained recently by accurate quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) calculations. We also study the equation of states of three-dimensional crystalline phases of atomic hydrogen. We show that the results from the CMR method agree much better with the available QMC data in comparison with those from density functional theory and Hartree-Fock calculations.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Ames Lab. and Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
  2. Ames Lab. and Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy; Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States). Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC)
OSTI Identifier:
1422467
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1422456; OSTI ID: 1427729
Report Number(s):
IS-J-9602
Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950; PRBMDO; TRN: US1801604
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11358
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 97; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Zhao, Xin, Liu, Jun, Yao, Yong-Xin, Wang, Cai-Zhuang, and Ho, Kai-Ming. Correlation matrix renormalization theory for correlated-electron materials with application to the crystalline phases of atomic hydrogen. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.97.075142.
Zhao, Xin, Liu, Jun, Yao, Yong-Xin, Wang, Cai-Zhuang, & Ho, Kai-Ming. Correlation matrix renormalization theory for correlated-electron materials with application to the crystalline phases of atomic hydrogen. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.97.075142.
Zhao, Xin, Liu, Jun, Yao, Yong-Xin, Wang, Cai-Zhuang, and Ho, Kai-Ming. Tue . "Correlation matrix renormalization theory for correlated-electron materials with application to the crystalline phases of atomic hydrogen". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.97.075142. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1422467.
@article{osti_1422467,
title = {Correlation matrix renormalization theory for correlated-electron materials with application to the crystalline phases of atomic hydrogen},
author = {Zhao, Xin and Liu, Jun and Yao, Yong-Xin and Wang, Cai-Zhuang and Ho, Kai-Ming},
abstractNote = {Developing accurate and computationally efficient methods to calculate the electronic structure and total energy of correlated-electron materials has been a very challenging task in condensed matter physics and materials science. Recently, we have developed a correlation matrix renormalization (CMR) method which does not assume any empirical Coulomb interaction U parameters and does not have double counting problems in the ground-state total energy calculation. The CMR method has been demonstrated to be accurate in describing both the bonding and bond breaking behaviors of molecules. In this study, we extend the CMR method to the treatment of electron correlations in periodic solid systems. By using a linear hydrogen chain as a benchmark system, we show that the results from the CMR method compare very well with those obtained recently by accurate quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) calculations. We also study the equation of states of three-dimensional crystalline phases of atomic hydrogen. We show that the results from the CMR method agree much better with the available QMC data in comparison with those from density functional theory and Hartree-Fock calculations.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.97.075142},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = 7,
volume = 97,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {1}
}

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FIG. 1 FIG. 1: Equation of state of the one dimensional hydrogen chain calculated from different methods as indicated.

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