Mechanism of confinement in low-dimensional organic conductors

Research paper by Y. Suzumura, M. Tsuchiizu

Indexed on: 08 May '00Published on: 08 May '00Published in: Physics - Strongly Correlated Electrons


Confinement-deconfinement transition in quarter-filled two-coupled chains comprising dimerization, repulsive interactions and interchain hopping has been demonstrated by applying the renormalization group method to the bosonized Hamiltonian. The confinement given by the irrelevant interchain hopping occurs with increasing umklapp scattering which is induced by the dimerization leading to effectively half-filling. It is shown that the transition originates in a competition between a charge gap and the renormalized interchain hopping.