Novel Quantum Monte Carlo Algorithms for Fermions

Journal Article

Recent research shows that the partition function for a class of models involving fermions can be written as a statistical mechanics of clusters with positive definite weights. This new representation of the model allows one to construct novel algorithms. We illustrate this through models consisting of fermions with and without spin. A Hubbard type model with both attractive and repulsive interactions becomes tractable using the new approach. Precision results in the two dimensional attractive model confirm a superfluid phase transition in the Kosterlitz-Thouless universality class.

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  • Chandrasekharan, S