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Paper   IPM / Physic / 12333
School of Physics
  Title:   Doping the Kane-Mele-Hubbard Model: A Slave-Boson Approach
1.  J. Wen
2.  M. Kargarian
3.  A. Vaezi
4.  G. A. Fiete
  Status:   Published
  Journal: Phys. Rev. B
  Vol.:  84
  Year:  2011
  Pages:   235149
  Supported by:  IPM
We study the Kane-Mele-Hubbard model both at half-filling and away from half-filling using a slave-boson mean-field approach at zero temperature. We obtain a phase diagram at half-filling and discuss its connection to recent results from quantum Monte Carlo, slave-rotor, and Z2 mean-field studies. In particular, we find a small window in parameter space where a spin liquid phase with gapped spin and charge excitations reside. Upon doping, we show the spin liquid state becomes a superconducting state by explicitly calculating the singlet pairing order parameters. Interestingly, we find an öptimal" doping for such superconductivity. Our work reveals some of the phenomenology associated with doping an interacting system with strong spin-orbit coupling.

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