Phase separation of antiferromagnetic ground states in systems with imperfect nesting

A. L. Rakhmanov, A. V. Rozhkov, A. O. Sboychakov, Franco Nori

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We analyze the phase diagram for a system of weakly coupled electrons having an electron- and a hole-band with imperfect nesting. Namely, both bands have spherical Fermi surfaces, but their radii are slightly different, with a mismatch proportional to the doping. Such a model is used to describe the antiferromagnetism of chromium and its alloys, pnictides, AA-stacked graphene bilayers, as well as other systems. Here we show that the uniform ground state of this model is unstable with respect to electronic phase separation in a wide range of model parameters. Physically, this instability occurs due to the competition between commensurate and incommensurate antiferromagnetic states and could be of importance for other models with imperfect nesting.

Original languageEnglish
Article number075128
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 19 Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes


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