Coupled cluster treatments of quantum magnets: Two examples

Sven E. Krüger, Damian J J Farnell, Johannes Richter

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In this article we study the ground-state properties of two square-lattice Heisenberg quantum spin models with competing bonds using a high-order coupled cluster treatment. The first model is a spin-half model with competing nearest-neighbour bonds with and without frustration. We discuss the influence of quantum fluctuations on the ground-state phase diagram and in particular on the nature of the zero-temperature phase transitions from phases with collinear magnetic order at small frustration to phases with noncollinear spiral order at large frustration. The second model is a highly frustrated ferrimagnet, which contains one sublattice (A) entirely populated with spin-one spins and an other sublattice (B) entirely populated with spin-half spins. Sublattice A sites are nearest-neighbours to sublattice B sites and vice versa and frustration is introduced by next-nearest-neighbour bonds. The model shows two collinear ordered phases and a noncollinear phase in which (classically) the spin-one spins are allowed to cant at an angle. Both examples show that the coupled-cluster method is able to describe the zero-temperature transitions well and provides a consistent description of collinear, noncollinear, and disordered phases, for cases in which other standard techniques (e.g. the quantum Monte Carlo technique for spin systems which are frustrated) are not applicable.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5347-5365
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics B
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2003


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