A simple model for electron-vibron interactions on charged fullerenes C-60(n-) n = 1,...,5, is solved both at weak and strong couplings. We consider a single H(g) vibrational multiplet interacting with t1u electrons. At strong coupling the semiclassical dynamical Jahn-Teller theory is valid. The Jahn-Teller distortions are unimodal for n = 1, 2,4,5 electrons, and bimodal for 3 electrons. The distortions are quantized as rigid-body pseudorotators which are subject to geometrical Berry phases. These impose ground-state degeneracies and dramatically change zero-point energies. Exact diagonalization shows that the semiclassical level degeneracies and ordering survive well into the weak-coupling regime. At weak coupling, we discover an enhancement factor of 5/2 for the pair binding energies over their classical values. This has potentially important implications for superconductivity in fullerides, and demonstrates the shortcoming of Migdal-Eliashberg theory for molecular crystals.
|Titolo:||Electron-vibron interactions in charged fullerenes. I. Berry phases|
MANINI, NICOLA (Secondo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/03 - Fisica della Materia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1994|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevB.49.12998|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|