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Author Meng, Zi Yang ♦ Wessel, Stefan
Source arXiv.org
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Date of Submission 2008-08-22
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword Condensed Matter - Strongly Correlated Electrons ♦ physics:cond-mat
Abstract We examine ground state properties of the spin-1/2 easy-axis Heisenberg model on the Shastry-Sutherland lattice with ferromagnetic transverse spin exchange using quantum Monte Carlo and degenerate perturbation theory. For vanishing transverse exchange, the model reduces to an antiferromagnetic Ising model that besides Neel order harbors regions of extensive ground state degeneracy. In the quantum regime, we find a dimerized phase of triplet states, separated from the Neel ordered phase by a superfluid. The quantum phase transitions between these phases are characterized. The magnetization process shows a magnetization plateau at 1/3 of the saturation value, that persists down to the Ising limit, and a further plateau at 1/2 only in the quantum regime. For both plateaus, we determine the crystalline patterns of the localized triplet excitations. No further plateaus nor supersolid phases are found in this model.
Description Reference: Phys. Rev. B. 78. 224416 (2008)
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Page Count 13


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