Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Clay, R. Torsten

Committee Member

Novotny, Mark A.

Committee Member

Kim, Seong-Gon

Date of Degree

1-1-2015

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Physics

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

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.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/20568

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