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Extracting the Single-Particle Gap in Carbon Nanotubes with Lattice Quantum Monte Carlo

  • Christopher Körber

Published in EPJ Web Conf. Volume 175, 2018

Keywords: Carbon Nanotubes, Lattice Physics, Mott Insulating Gap, Lat2017 Proceeding


We show how lattice Quantum Monte Carlo simulations can be used to calculate electronic properties of carbon nanotubes in the presence of strong electron-electron correlations. We employ the path integral formalism and use methods developed within the lattice QCD community for our numerical work and compare our results to empirical data of the Anti-Ferromagnetic Mott Insulating gap in large diameter tubes.