Phase Separation due to Quantum Mechanical Correlations

James K. Freericks, Elliott H. Lieb, Daniel Ueltschi

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Can phase separation be induced by strong electron correlations? We present a theorem that affirmatively answers this question in the Falicov-Kimball model away from half filling, for any dimension. In the ground state the itinerant electrons are spatially separated from the classical particles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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