Clay, R. Torsten
Novotny, Mark A.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Organic conductors are of considerable interest to the condensed matter community. In contrast to conventional metal conductors, these organic materials allow for large variability in their construction giving both quasi-one and two dimensional behavior. Organic superconductors also give useful insight into the properties of general superconductivity as well as insight into the properties of strongly correlated electronic materials. These materials exhibit interesting phenomena like spin-Peierls, antiferromagnetic, and superconducting phases. The aim of this thesis is not only to inform the reader of various studies into organic superconductors but also to advance research into these materials through massively parallel numerical methods. This thesis will cover two studies: a quantum Monte Carlo study on an infinite one-dimensional chain and an exact diagonalization study on a 16-site two-dimensional lattice. These studies will be used to better understand the charge and bond behavior of quasi-one dimensional 1/4illed organic superconductors.
Ward, Andrew Bryan, "Bond Patterns in the Ground States of Quasi-One Dimensional 1/4-Filled Organic Superconductors" (2015). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 920.