Tight binding models for high temperature superconductors
This page lists a set of tight-binding models that are suitable to describe high temperature superconductors
Some of the models have been compiled from the literature for comparison, others are calculated using first principles calculations or adjusted to match experimental measured quantities.
For each model, the hopping parameters are given in a comma separated file (csv), and basic plots of the band structure and Fermi surface are provided for comparison.
The tight-binding file contains lines with the following format:
rx, ry, rz, a, b, Re(t), Im(t)
Here ri is the i-th component of the real space vector that describes the hopping process, a and b are integer numbers labeling the orbitals and the last two entries are the real and imaginary part of the hopping (usually given in eV).
The corresponding Bloch Hamiltonian (in orbital representation) can be obtained by a Fourier transform and summation over all lines to yield the matrix Hab.
Five orbital model for LiFeAs from ab initio calculation
If you use the data provided here, please cite the original works that published the tight binding parameters:
Shun Chi, Ramakrishna Aluru, Udai Raj Singh, Ruixing Liang, Walter N. Hardy, D. A. Bonn, A. Kreisel, Brian M. Andersen, R. Nelson, T. Berlijn, W. Ku, P. J. Hirschfeld, Peter Wahl
Phys. Rev. B 94, 134515 (2016)
Impact of Iron-site defects on Superconductivity in LiFeAs
A. Kreisel, R. Nelson, T. Berlijn, W. Ku, Ramakrishna Aluru, Shun Chi, Haibiao Zhou, Udai Raj Singh, Peter Wahl, Ruixing Liang, Walter N. Hardy, D. A. Bonn, P. J. Hirschfeld, Brian M. Andersen
Phys. Rev. B 94, 224518 (2016)
Towards a quantitative description of tunneling conductance of superconductors: application to LiFeAs