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Recent Preprints

[1] R. Kaneko, L.F. Tocchio, R. Valenti, and F. Becca,
Charge orders in organic charge-transfer salts,

[2] S. Karakuzu, L.F. Tocchio, S. Sorella, F. Becca,
Superconductivity, charge-density waves, antiferromagnetism, and phase separation in the Hubbard-Holstein model,

Books

[1] F. Becca and S. Sorella,
Quantum Monte Carlo approaches for correlated sysyems
Cambridge University Press, to be published (2017).

Book Chapters

[1] F. Becca, L. Capriotti, A. Parola, and S. Sorella,
Variational wave functions for frustrated magnetic models
in Introduction to Frustrated Magnetism: Materials, Experiments, Theory,
ed. by C. Lacroix, P. Mendels, and F. Mila (Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences, Vol. 164, 2011).

International Journals


From 1996 to 2000
[1] F. Becca, M. Tarquini, M. Grilli, and C. di Castro,
Charge-density-waves and superconductivity as an alternative to phase separation in the infinite-U Hubbard-Holstein model
Physical Review B 54, 12443 (1996)

[2] F. Becca, F. Bucci, and M. Grilli,
The incommensurate charge-density-wave instability in the extended three-band Hubbard model
Physical Review B 57, 4382 (1998)

[3] M. Calandra, F. Becca, and S. Sorella,
Charge fluctuations close to phase separation in the two dimensional t-J model
Physical Review Letters 81, 5185 (1998)

[4] G. Seibold, F. Becca, F. Bucci, C. Castellani, C. di Castro, and M. Grilli,
Spectral properties of incommensurate charge-density wave systems
European Physical Journal B 13, 87 (2000)

[5] F. Becca, A. Parola, and S. Sorella,
Ground-state properties of the Hubbard model by Lanczos diagonalizations
Physical Review B 61, 16287(R) (2000)

[6] F. Becca, M. Capone, and S. Sorella,
Spatially homogeneous ground-state of the two-dimensional Hubbard model
Physical Review B 62, 12700 (2000)

[7] F. Becca, L. Capriotti, S. Sorella, and A. Parola,
Exact bounds on the ground-state energy of the infinite-U Hubbard model
Physical Review B 62, 15277 (2000)


From 2001 to 2005
[8] M. Capone, L. Capriotti, F. Becca, and S. Caprara,
The Mott metal-insulator transition in the half-filled Hubbard model on the triangular lattice
Physical Review B 63, 085104 (2001)

[9] F. Becca and S. Sorella,
Nagaoka ferromagnetism in the two-dimensional infinite-U Hubbard model
Physical Review Letters 86, 3396 (2001)

[10] L. Capriotti, F. Becca, A. Parola, and S. Sorella,
Resonating valence bond wave functions for strongly frustrated spin systems
Physical Review Letters 87, 097201 (2001)

[11] F. Becca, L. Capriotti, and S. Sorella,
Stripes and spin incommensurabilities are favored by lattice anisotropies
Physical Review Letters 87, 167005 (2001)

[12] L. Capriotti and F. Becca,
Quantum phase transition in coupled spin ladders
Physical Review B 65, 092406 (2002)

[13] S. Sorella, G.B. Martins, F. Becca, C. Gazza, L. Capriotti, A. Parola, and E. Dagotto,
Superconductivity in the two-dimensional t-J model
Physical Review Letters 88, 117002 (2002)

[14] F. Becca and F. Mila,
Peierls-like transition induced by frustration in a two dimensional antiferromagnet
Physical Review Letters 89, 037204 (2002)

[15] L. Capriotti, F. Becca, S. Sorella, and A. Parola,
Comment on ``Phase diagram of an asymmetric spin ladder''
Physical Review Letters 89, 149701 (2002)

[16] K. Kodama, M. Takigawa, M. Horvatic, C. Berthier, H. Kageyama, Y. Ueda, S. Miyahara, F. Becca, and F. Mila,
Magnetic superstructure in the two-dimensional quantum antiferromagnet SrCu2(BO3)2
Science 298, 395 (2002)

[17] S. Sorella, A. Parola, F. Becca, L. Capriotti, C. Gazza, E. Dagotto, and G. Martins,
Reply to comment on ``Superconductivity in the two dimensional t-J model''
Physical Review Letters 89, 279703 (2002)

[18] G. Seibold, F. Becca, and J. Lorenzana,
Inhomogeneous Gutzwiller approximation with random phase fluctuations for the Hubbard model
Physical Review B 67, 085108 (2003)

[19] L. Capriotti, F. Becca, S. Sorella, and A. Parola,
Ground state of a Heisenberg chain with next-nearest-neighbor bond alternation
Physical Review B 67, 172404 (2003)

[20] L. Capriotti, F. Becca, A. Parola, and S. Sorella,
Suppression of dimer correlations in the two-dimensional J1-J2 Heisenberg model: An exact diagonalization study
Physical Review B 67, 212402 (2003)

[21] S. Miyahara, F. Becca, and F. Mila,
Theory of spin-density profile and lattice distortion in the magnetization plateaus of SrCu2(BO3)2
Physical Review B 68, 024401 (2003)

[22] F. Becca, F. Mila, and D. Poilblanc,
Tetramerization of a frustrated spin-1/2 chain
Physical Review Letters 91, 067202 (2003)

[23] C. Weber, L. Capriotti, G. Misguich, F. Becca, M. Elhajal, and F. Mila,
Ising transition driven by frustration in a 2D classical model with continuous symmetry
Physical Review Letters 91, 177202 (2003)

[24] S. Sorella, L. Capriotti, F. Becca, and A. Parola,
A chiral spin liquid wave function and the Lieb-Schultz-Mattis theorem
Physical Review Letters 91, 257005 (2003)

[25] M. Ferrero, F. Becca, and F. Mila,
Freezing and large time scales induced by geometrical frustration
Physical Review B 68, 214431 (2003)

[26] G. Seibold, F. Becca, P. Rubin, and J. Lorenzana,
Time-dependent Gutzwiller theory of magnetic excitations in the Hubbard model
Physical Review B 69, 155113 (2004)

[27] M. Capello, F. Becca, M. Fabrizio, S. Sorella, and E. Tosatti,
Variational description of Mott insulators
Physical Review Letters 94, 026406 (2005)

[28] E. Plekhanov, F. Becca, and S. Sorella,
d-wave pairing in lightly doped Mott insulators
Physical Review B 71, 064511 (2005)

[29] A. Ralko, M. Ferrero, F. Becca, D. Ivanov, and F. Mila,
Zero-temperature properties of the quantum dimer model on the triangular lattice
Physical Review B 71, 224109 (2005)

[30] J. Dorier, F. Becca, and F. Mila,
Quantum compass model on the square lattice
Physical Review B 72, 024448 (2005)

[31] C. Weber, F. Becca, and F. Mila,
Finite-temperature properties of frustrated classical spins coupled to the lattice
Physical Review B 72, 024449 (2005)

[32] M. Capello, F. Becca, S. Yunoki, M. Fabrizio, and S. Sorella,
From Luttinger liquid to Mott insulator: the correct low-energy description of the one-dimensional Hubbard model by an unbiased variational approach
Physical Review B 72, 085121 (2005)

[33] M. Ferrero, F. Becca, M. Fabrizio, and M. Capone,
Dynamical behavior across the Mott transition of two bands with different bandwidths
Physical Review B 72, 205126 (2005)


From 2006 to 2010
[34] L. Spanu, F. Becca, and S. Sorella,
Theoretical constraints for the magnetic-dimer transition in two-dimensional spin models
Physical Review B 73, 134429 (2006)

[35] M. Capello, F. Becca, S. Yunoki, and S. Sorella,
Unconventional metal-insulator transition in two dimensions
Physical Review B 73, 245116 (2006)

[36] D. Poilblanc, F. Alet, F. Becca, A. Ralko, F. Trousselet, and F. Mila,
Doping quantum dimer models on the square lattice
Physical Review B 74, 014437 (2006)

[37] F. Vernay, A. Ralko, F. Becca, and F. Mila,
Identification of an RVB liquid phase in a quantum dimer model with competing kinetic terms
Physical Review B 74, 054402 (2006)

[38] A. Ralko, M. Ferrero, F. Becca, D. Ivanov, and F. Mila,
Dynamics of the quantum dimer model on the triangular lattice: Soft modes and local resonating valence-bond correlations
Physical Review B 74, 134301 (2006)

[39] M. Lugas, L. Spanu, F. Becca, and S. Sorella,
Finite compressibility in the low-doping region of the two-dimensional t-J model
Physical Review B 74, 165122 (2006)

[40] S. Bissola, V. Lante, A. Parola, and F. Becca,
Magneto-elastic effects and magnetization plateaus in two dimensional systems
Physical Review B 75, 184444 (2007)

[41] F. Becca, L. Capriotti, A. Parola, and S. Sorella,
Exotic gapless spectrum induced by frustration in quantum antiferromagnets
Physical Review B 76, 060401(R) (2007)

[42] M. Capello, F. Becca, M. Fabrizio, and S. Sorella,
Superfluid to Mott-insulator transition in Bose-Hubbard models
Physical Review Letters 99, 056402 (2007)

[43] A. Ralko, M. Ferrero, F. Becca, D. Ivanov, and F. Mila,
Crystallization of the resonating valence bond liquid as vortex condensation
Physical Review B 76, 140404(R) (2007)

[44] G. Seibold, F. Becca, and J. Lorenzana,
Theory of antibound states in partially filled narrow band systems
Physical Review Letters 100, 016405 (2008)

[45] L. Spanu, M. Lugas, F. Becca, and S. Sorella,
Magnetism and superconductivity in the t-t'-J model
Physical Review B 77, 024510 (2008)

[46] M. Capello, F. Becca, M. Fabrizio, and S. Sorella,
Mott transition in bosonic systems: Insights from the variational approach
Physical Review B 77, 144517 (2008)

[47] L.F. Tocchio, F. Becca, A. Parola, and S. Sorella,
Role of backflow correlations for the non-magnetic phase of the t-t' Hubbard model
Physical Review B 78, 041101(R) (2008)

[48] G. Seibold, F. Becca, and J. Lorenzana,
Time-dependent Gutzwiller theory of pairing fluctuations in the Hubbard model
Physical Review B 78, 045114 (2008)

[49] A. Ralko, F. Becca, and D. Poilblanc,
Magnetic field induced transition in a quantum magnet described by the quantum dimer model
Physical Review Letters 101, 117204 (2008)

[50] M.E. Pezzoli, F. Becca, M. Fabrizio, and G.E. Santoro,
Local moments and magnetic order in the two-dimensional Anderson-Mott transition
Physical Review B 79, 033111 (2009)

[51] D. Heidarian, S. Sorella, and F. Becca,
Spin-1/2 Heisenberg model on the anisotropic triangular lattice: From magnetism to a one-dimensional spin liquid
Physical Review B 80, 012404 (2009)

[52] L. Tocchio, A. Parola, C. Gros, and F. Becca,
Spin-liquid and magnetic phases in the anisotropic triangular lattice: the case of kappa-(ET)2X
Physical Review B 80, 064419 (2009)

[53] M.E. Pezzoli and F. Becca,
Ground-state properties of the disordered Hubbard model in two dimensions
Physical Review B 81, 075106 (2010)

[54] L. Tocchio, F. Becca, and C. Gros,
Interaction-induced Fermi-surface renormalization in the t1-t2 Hubbard model close to the Mott-Hubbard transition
Physical Review B 81, 205109 (2010)

[55] J. Carrasquilla, F. Becca, A. Trombettoni, and M. Fabrizio,
Characterization of the Bose-glass phase in low-dimensional lattices
Physical Review B 81, 195129 (2010)

[56] G. Carleo, F. Becca, S. Moroni, and S. Baroni,
Reptation quantum Monte Carlo for lattice Hamiltonians with a directed-update scheme
Physical Review E 82, 046710 (2010)

[57] J. Carrasquilla and F. Becca,
Extracting the Mott gap from energy measurements in trapped atomic gases
Physical Review A 82, 053609 (2010)


From 2011 to 2015
[58] G. Carleo, S. Moroni, F. Becca, and S. Baroni,
Itinerant ferromagnetic phase of the Hubbard model
Physical Review B 83, 060411(R) (2011)

[59] Y. Iqbal, F. Becca, and D. Poilblanc,
Valence-bond crystal in the extended kagome spin-1/2 quantum Heisenberg antiferromagnet: A variational Monte Carlo approach
Physical Review B 83, 100404(R) (2011)

[60] D. Rossini, V. Lante, A. Parola, and F. Becca,
Phase diagram of hard-core bosons on a zigzag ladder
Physical Review B 83, 155106 (2011)

[61] L. Tocchio, F. Becca, and C. Gros,
Backflow correlations in the Hubbard model: An efficient tool for the study of the metal-insulator transition and the large-U limit
Physical Review B 83, 195138 (2011)

[62] J. Carrasquilla, F. Becca, and M. Fabrizio,
Bose-glass, superfluid, and rung-Mott phases of hard-core bosons in disordered two-leg ladders
Physical Review B 83, 245101 (2011)

[63] Y. Iqbal, F. Becca, and D. Poilblanc,
Projected wave function study of Z2 spin liquids on the kagome lattice for the spin-1/2 quantum Heisenberg antiferromagnet
Physical Review B 84, 020407(R) (2011)

[64] G. Carleo, F. Becca, M. Schiro, and M. Fabrizio,
Localization and glassy dynamics of many-body quantum systems
Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group) 2, 243 (2012).

[65] W.-J. Hu, F. Becca, and S. Sorella,
Absence of static stripes in the two-dimensional t-J model by an accurate and systematic quantum Monte Carlo approach
Physical Review B 85, 081110(R) (2012)

[66] L. Tocchio, F. Becca, and C. Gros,
Strong renormalization of the Fermi-surface topology close to the Mott transition
Physical Review B 86, 035102 (2012)

[67] T. Li, F. Becca, W.-J. Hu, and S. Sorella,
Gapped spin liquid phase in the J1-J2 Heisenberg model by a bosonic resonating valence-bond ansatz
Physical Review B 86, 075111 (2012)

[68] Y. Iqbal, F. Becca, and D. Poilblanc,
Valence-bond crystals in the kagome spin-1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet: Symmetry classification and projected wave function study
New Journal of Physics 14, 115031 (2012). Invited paper for the focus issue on Quantum spin Liquids.

[69] L.F. Tocchio, H. Feldner, F. Becca, R. Valenti, and C. Gros,
Spin-liquid versus spiral-order phases in the anisotropic triangular lattice
Physical Review B 87, 035143 (2013)

[70] E. Coira, F. Becca, and A. Parola,
Quantum quenches in one-dimensional gapless systems
European Physical Journal B 86, 55 (2013)

[71] Y. Iqbal, F. Becca, S. Sorella, and D. Poilblanc,
Gapless spin-liquid phase in the kagome spin-1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet
Physical Review B 87, 060405(R) (2013)

[72] M.Z. Asadzadeh, F. Becca, and M. Fabrizio,
Variational Monte Carlo approach to the two-dimensional Kondo lattice model
Physical Review B 87, 205144 (2013)

[73] W.-J. Hu, F. Becca, A. Parola, and S. Sorella,
Direct evidence for a gapless Z2 spin liquid by frustrating Neel antiferromagnetism
Physical Review B 88, 060402(R) (2013)

[74] J. Carrasquilla, A. Di Ciolo, F. Becca, V. Galitski, and M. Rigol,
Nature of the phases in the frustrated XY model on the honeycomb lattice
Physical Review B 88, 241109(R) (2013)

[75] Y. Iqbal, D. Poilblanc, and F. Becca,
Vanishing spin gap in a competing spin-liquid phase in the kagome Heisenberg antiferromagnet
Physical Review B 89, 020407(R) (2014)

[76] A. Di Ciolo, J. Carrasquilla, F. Becca, M. Rigol, and V. Galitski,
Spiral antiferromagnets beyond the spin-wave approximation in the honeycomb lattice
Physical Review B 89, 094413 (2014)

[77] G. Carleo, F. Becca, L. Sanchez-Palencia, S. Sorella, and M. Fabrizio,
Light-cone effect and supersonic correlations in bosonic superfluids
Physical Review A 89, 031602(R) (2014)

[78] L.F. Tocchio, C. Gros, R. Valenti, and F. Becca,
One-dimensional spin liquid, collinear, and spiral phases from uncoupled chains to the triangular lattice
Physical Review B 89, 235107 (2014)

[79] M.Z. Asadzadeh, M. Fabrizio, and F. Becca,
Superconductivity from spoiling magnetism in the Kondo lattice model
Physical Review B 90, 205113 (2014)

[80] Y. Iqbal, D. Poilblanc, and F. Becca,
Spin-1/2 Heisenberg J1-J2 antiferromagnet on the kagome lattice
Physical Review B 91, 020402(R) (2015)

[81] W.-J. Hu, W. Zhu, Y. Zhang, S. Gong, F. Becca, and D.N. Sheng,
Chiral spin liquid in the extended Heisenberg model on the Kagome lattice
Physical Review B 91, 041124(R) (2015)

[82] W.-J. Hu, S.-S. Gong, F. Becca, and D.N. Sheng,
Variational Monte Carlo study of a gapless spin liquid in the spin-1/2 XXZ antiferromagnetic model on the kagome lattice
Physical Review B 92, 201105(R) (2015)

[83] J.P.F. LeBlanc, A.E. Antipov, F. Becca, I.W. Bulik, G. Kin-Lic Chan, C.-M. Chung, Y. Deng, M. Ferrero, T.M. Henderson, C.A. Jimenez-Hoyos, E. Kozik, X.-W. Liu, A.J. Millis, N.V. Prokof'ev, M. Qin, G.E. Scuseria, H. Shi, B.V. Svistunov, L.F. Tocchio, I.S. Tupitsyn, S.R. White, S. Zhang, B.-X. Zheng, Z. Zhu, and E. Gull,
Solutions of the Two Dimensional Hubbard Model: Benchmarks and Results from a Wide Range of Numerical Algorithms
Physical Review X 5, 041041 (2015)


From 2016 until now
[84] E. Ghorbani, L.F. Tocchio, and F. Becca,
Variational wave functions for the S=1/2 Heisenberg model on the anisotropic triangular lattice: spin liquids and spiral orders
Physical Review B 93, 085111 (2016)

[85] L.F. Tocchio, F. Arrigoni, S. Sorella, and F. Becca,
Assessing the orbital selective Mott transition with variational wave functions
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 28, 105602 (2016)

[86] R. Kaneko, L.F. Tocchio, R. Valenti, F. Becca, and C. Gros,
Spontaneous symmetry breaking in correlated wave functions
Physical Review B 93, 125127 (2016)

[87] Y. Iqbal, W.-J. Hu, R. Thomale, D. Poilblanc, and F. Becca,
Spin liquid nature in the Heisenberg J1-J2 triangular antiferromagnet
Physical Review B 93, 144411 (2016)

[88] L.F. Tocchio, F. Becca, and S. Sorella,
Hidden Mott transition and large-U superconductivity in the two-dimensional Hubbard model,
Physical Review B 94, 195126 (2016)

[89] S. Fazzini, F. Becca, and A. Montorsi,
Non-local parity order in the two-dimensional Bose-Hubbard model,
Physical Review Letters 118, 157602 (2017)

[90] F. Ferrari, S. Bieri, and F. Becca,
Competition between spin liquids and valence-bond order in the frustrated spin-1/2 Heisenberg model on the honeycomb lattice,
Physical Review B 96, 104401 (2017)

Conference Proceedings

[1] G. Santoro, S. Sorella, F. Becca, S. Scandolo, and E. Tosatti,
Metallic charge density waves and insulating magnetic surface states for adlayer structures on semiconductors: extended Hubbard modeling
Surface Science 402-404, 802 (1998)

[2] S. Caprara, M. Capone, L. Capriotti, and F. Becca,
Commensurate versus incommensurate spin-ordering in the triangular Hubbard model
International Journal of Modern Physics B 14, 3386 (2000)

[3] L. Capriotti, F. Becca, A. Parola, and S. Sorella,
Projected BCS Wave Functions for Low Dimensional Frustrated Spin Systems
Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" Course CLI, Volume 151, eds. B. Altshuler and V. Tognetti, IOS Press, Amsterdam 2003

[4] M. Takigawa, K. Kodama, M. Horvatic, C. Berthier, H. Kageyama, Y. Ueda, S. Miyahara, F. Becca, and F. Mila,
The 1/8-magnetization plateau state in the 2D quantum antiferromagnet SrCu2(BO3)2: spin superstructure, phase transition, and spin dynamics studied by high-field NMR
Physica B 346-347, 27 (2004)

[5] K. Kodama, M. Takigawa, M. Horvatic, C. Berthier, H. Kageyama, Y. Ueda, S. Miyahara, F. Becca, and F. Mila,
Spin superstructure in the 1/8-magnetization plateau phase of the 2D orthogonal dimer system SrCu2(BO3)2
Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 272-276, 25 (2004)

[6] A. Parola, F. Becca, L. Capriotti, and S. Sorella,
Projected BCS wave functions for resonating valence bond spin liquids
Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 272-276, 138 (2004)

[7] L. Capriotti and F. Becca,
Ground state of coupled spin-half ladders
Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 272-276, 261 (2004)

[8] F. Mila, F. Vernay, A. Ralko, F. Becca, P. Fazekas, and K. Penc,
The emergence of resonating valence bond physics in spin-orbital models
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 19, 145201 (2007)

[9] F. Becca and M. Capello,
Variational approach for the superfluid-insulator transition in the bosonic Hubbard model
Physica B 403, 1293 (2008)

[10] F. Becca, L.F. Tocchio, and S. Sorella,
Metal-insulator transition and strong-coupling spin liquid in the t-t' Hubbard model
Journal of Physics: Conference Series 145, 012016 (2009)

[11] F. Becca, W.-J. Hu, Y. Iqbal, A. Parola, D. Poilblanc, and S. Sorella,
Lanczos steps to improve variational wave functions
Journal of Physics: Conference Series 640, 012039 (2015)

Commentary

[1] F. Becca and S. Sorella,
Break it up
Nature Physics 11, 8 (2015).

Other Publications

[1] F. Becca, L. Capriotti, and S. Sorella,
Stability of the d-wave superconductivity in the t-J model
arXiv:cond-mat/0006353

[2] A. Parola, S. Sorella, F. Becca, and L. Capriotti,
The resonating valence bond wave function in quantum antiferromagnets
arXiv:cond-mat/0502170

[3] Y. Iqbal, D. Poilblanc, and F. Becca,
Comment on "Z2 spin liquid phase on the kagome lattice: a new saddle point"
arXiv:1606.02255