Vector chiral order in frustrated spin chains

McCulloch, I. P., Kube, R., Kurz, M., Kleine, A., Schollwock, U. and Kolezhuk, A. K. (2008) Vector chiral order in frustrated spin chains. Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 77 9: 094404-1-094404-7. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.77.094404

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Author McCulloch, I. P.
Kube, R.
Kurz, M.
Kleine, A.
Schollwock, U.
Kolezhuk, A. K.
Title Vector chiral order in frustrated spin chains
Journal name Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1098-0121
1550-235X
Publication date 2008-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1103/PhysRevB.77.094404
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 77
Issue 9
Start page 094404-1
End page 094404-7
Total pages 7
Place of publication College Park, MD, United States
Publisher American Physical Society
Language eng
Formatted abstract
By means of a numerical analysis using a non-Abelian symmetry realization of the density matrix renormalization group, we study the behavior of vector chirality correlations in isotropic frustrated chains of spin S=1 and S=1∕2, subject to a strong external magnetic field. It is shown that the field induces a phase with spontaneously broken chiral symmetry, in line with earlier theoretical predictions. We present results on the field dependence of the order parameter and the critical exponents.
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Additional Notes Article # 094404

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Mathematics and Physics
 
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