We investigate the generalized periodic Anderson model describing two groups of strongly correlated (d- and f-) electrons with local hybridization of states and d-electron hopping between lattice sites from the standpoint of the possible appearance of coupled electron pairs in it. The atomic limit of this model admits an exact solution based on the canonical transformation method. The renormalized energy spectrum of the local model is divided into low- and high-energy parts separated by an interval of the order of the Coulomb electron-repulsion energy. The projection of the Hamiltonian on the states in the low-energy part of the spectrum leads to pair-interaction terms appearing for electrons belonging to d- and f-orbitals and to their possible tunneling between these orbitals. In this case, the terms in the Hamiltonian that are due to ion energies and electron hopping are strongly correlated and can be realized only between states that are not twice occupied. The resulting Hamiltonian no longer involves strong couplings, which are suppressed by quantum fluctuations of state hybridization. After Jinearizing this Hamiltonian in the mean-field approximation, we find the quasiparticle energy spectrum and outline a method for attaining self-consistency of the order parameters of the superconducting phase. For simplicity, we perform all calculations for a symmetric Anderson model in which the energies of twice occupied d- and f-orbitals are assumed to be the same.
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Acknowledgments. The authors are grateful to the High Council for Science and Technological Development of the Government of the Republic Moldova for the financial support (B. F. D. and V. A. M. ), to the Salerno and Duisburg Universities for the hospitality and financial support (V. A. M.) , to Professor N. M. Plakida and the participants of his seminar for the valuable discussion (V. A. M. and N. B. P.) , and to the Committee of the Heisenberg–Landau Project for the presented grant and the Laboratory of Theoretical Physics of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research for the hospitality (P. E. and V. A. M.) .