Many-body multipole index and bulk-boundary correspondence

Speaker:Yasuhiro Tada (Hiroshima U, U Tokyo)
Time:2023/07/24 (Mon.) 14:00
Place:4F Lecture Hall, Cosmology Hall, NTU

We propose new dipole and quadrupole indices for interacting insulators with point group symmetries. The proposed indices are defined in terms of many-body quantum multipole operators combined with the generator of the point group symmetry. Unlike the original multipole operators, these combined operators commute with Hamiltonian under the symmetry and therefore their eigenvalues are quantized. This enables a clear identification of nontrivial multipolar states. We calculate the multipole indices in representative models and show their effectiveness as order parameters. Furthermore, we demonstrate a bulk-boundary correspondence: a non-zero index implies the existence of edge/corner states under the point group symmetry.