Orbital order in FeSe: The case for vertex renormalization

Rui Qi Xing, Laura Classen, Andrey V Chubukov

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We study the structure of the orbital order Γ=dxz†dxz-dyz†dyz in FeSe in light of recent scanning tunneling microscopy and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) data, which detect the shapes of the hole and electron pockets in the nematic phase. The geometry of the pockets indicates that the sign of Γ is different between the hole and electron pockets (Γh and Γe). We argue that this sign change cannot be reproduced if one solves for the orbital order within the mean-field approximation, as the mean-field analysis yields either no orbital order, or order with the same sign of Γe and Γh. We argue that another solution with the opposite signs of Γe and Γh emerges if we include the renormalizations of the vertices in the d-wave orbital channel. We show that the ratio |Γe/Γh| is of order one, independent of the strength of the interaction. We also compute the temperature variation of the energy of dxz and dyz orbitals at the center of electron pockets and compare the results with ARPES data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number041108
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 24 2018

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