We implement a multiorbital cluster dynamical mean-field theory (DMFT) by improving a sample update algorithm in the continuous-time quantum Monte Carlo method based on the interaction expansion. The proposed sampling scheme for the spin-flip and pair-hopping interactions in the two-orbital systems mitigates the sign problem, giving an efficient way to deal with these interactions. In particular, in the single-site DMFT, we see that the negative signs vanish. We apply the method to the two-dimensional two-orbital Hubbard model at half-filling, where we take into account the short-range spatial correlation effects within a four-site cluster. We show that, compared to the single-site DMFT results, the critical interaction value for the metal-insulator transition decreases and that the effects of the spin-flip and pair-hopping terms are less significant in the parameter region we have studied. The present method provides a firm starting point for the study of intersite correlations in multiorbital systems. It also has a wide applicable scope in terms of realistic calculations in conjunction with density functional theory.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2014 May 30|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics