# Theoretical study of insulating mechanism in multiorbital Hubbard models with a large spin-orbit coupling: Slater versus Mott scenario in Sr2 IrO4

@article{Watanabe2014TheoreticalSO,
title={Theoretical study of insulating mechanism in multiorbital Hubbard models with a large spin-orbit coupling: Slater versus Mott scenario in Sr2 IrO4},
author={Hiroshi Watanabe and Tomonori Shirakawa and Seiji Yunoki},
journal={Physical Review B},
year={2014},
volume={89},
pages={165115}
}
• Published 5 February 2014
• Physics
• Physical Review B
To examine the insulating mechanism of 5$d$ transition metal oxide Sr$_2$IrO$_4$, we study the ground state properties of a three-orbital Hubbard model with a large relativistic spin-orbit coupling on a square lattice. Using a variational Monte Carlo method, we find that the insulating state appearing in the ground state phase diagram for one hole per site varies from a weakly correlated to a strongly correlated antiferromagnetic (AF) state with increasing Coulomb interactions. This crossover…
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