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Spin & the Fermi Sea

  1. Aug 5, 2008 #1
    I've found the simplest hopping Hamiltonian for fermions (diagonal in momentum space) has a so-called Fermi sea ground state.

    [tex] H = -2 t \sum_k \cos(k) f^+_k f_k [/tex]

    (t is some parameter in units of energy).

    How do I evaluate the expected value of the spin exchange operator [tex] S_x \cdot S_{x+1} [/tex] in this state? I am having trouble because the ground state obvious in the momentum basis, and it is not written in the position basis.
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  3. Aug 6, 2008 #2


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    Fourier transform?
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