Symmetry analysis of holes localized on a skyrmion in a doped antiferromagnet

N. D. Vlasii*, C. P. Hofmann, F. J. Jiang, U. J. Wiese

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We use the low-energy effective field theory for holes coupled to the staggered magnetization in order to investigate the localization of holes on a skyrmion in a square lattice antiferromagnet. When two holes get localized on the same skyrmion, they form a bound state. The quantum numbers of the bound state are determined by the quantization of the collective modes of the skyrmion. Remarkably, for p-wave states, the quantum numbers are the same as those of a hole pair bound by one-magnon exchange. Two holes localized on a skyrmion with winding number n=1 or 2 may have s- or d-wave symmetry as well. Possible relations with preformed Cooper pairs of high-temperature superconductors are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number155113
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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