d -wave superconductivity in boson+fermion dimer models

Garry Goldstein, Claudio Chamon, Claudio Castelnovo
2017 Physical review B  
We present a slave-particle mean-field study of the mixed boson+fermion quantum dimer model introduced by Punk, Allais, and Sachdev [PNAS 112, 9552 (2015)] to describe the physics of the pseudogap phase in cuprate superconductors. Our analysis naturally leads to four charge e fermion pockets whose total area is equal to the hole doping p, for a range of parameters consistent with the t-J model for high temperature superconductivity. Here we find that the dimers are unstable to d-wave
more » ... o d-wave superconductivity at low temperatures. The region of the phase diagram with d-wave rather than s-wave superconductivity matches well with the appearance of the four fermion pockets. In the superconducting regime, the dispersion contains eight Dirac cones along the diagonals of the Brillouin zone.
doi:10.1103/physrevb.95.174511 fatcat:ddaiyciotndetchpghkhpdn5cy