Wednesday, July 31, 2013

1307.7745 (Dominic J. J. Marchand et al.)

The effect of dispersive optical phonons on the behaviour of a Holstein

Dominic J. J. Marchand, Mona Berciu
We use the approximation-free Bold Diagrammatic Monte Carlo technique to study the effects of a finite dispersion of the optical phonon mode on the properties of the Holstein polaron, especially its effective mass. For weak electron-phonon coupling the effect is very small, but it becomes significant for moderate and large electron-phonon coupling. The effective mass is found to increase (decreases) if the phonon dispersion has a negative (positive) curvature at the center of the Brillouin zone.
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