Correlated hopping in the Falicov-Kimball model: A dynamical mean-field study
We study the effects of correlated hopping in the two-dimensional (2D) Falicov-Kimball model by means of an extension of the dynamical mean-field approximation (DMFA). The extension is based on the projection technique and the DMFA, in which nonlocal correlations are taken into account through static quantities of a relevant subspace. The effect of the correlated hopping is to introduce nonlocal self-energy components which remain even at D → ∞. We show that the sum rules of the spectral function and its moments are preserved. The spectral function obtained reveals significant nonlocal contributions which are absent in the DMFA.