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By John B. Parkinson

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ISBN-13: 9783642132896

ISBN-10: 3642132901

ISBN-13: 9783642132902

The subject of lattice quantum spin platforms is an engaging and by way of now well-established department of theoretical physics. notwithstanding, many vital questions stay to be spoke back. Their intrinsically quantum mechanical nature and the big (usually successfully limitless) variety of spins in macroscopic fabrics frequently results in unforeseen or counter-intuitive effects and insights. Spin structures are usually not in simple terms the elemental versions for a complete host of magnetic fabrics yet also they are vital as prototypical types of quantum platforms. Low dimensional structures (as taken care of during this primer), in 2nd and particularly 1D, were rather fruitful simply because their simplicity has enabled detailed options to be made up our minds in lots of situations. those detailed ideas comprise many hugely nontrivial gains. This e-book used to be encouraged by way of a suite of lectures on quantum spin platforms and it really is set at a degree of sensible element that's lacking in different textbooks within the sector. it is going to consultant the reader in the course of the foundations of the sector. specifically, the strategies of the Heisenberg and XY versions at 0 temperature utilizing the Bethe Ansatz and the Jordan-Wigner transformation are lined in a few element. using approximate equipment, either theoretical and numerical, to take on extra complicated issues is taken into account. the ultimate bankruptcy describes a few very contemporary functions of approximate tools for you to convey the various instructions within which the learn of those platforms is at the moment developing.

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13) where C is an overall normalisation constant. 9), then, after dividing by Ceik1 1 eik2 1 e−iφ/2 , we get (−ε − J ) eik2 eiφ + eik1 + J −ik1 ik2 iφ e e e + e−ik2 eik1 + ei2k2 eiφ + ei2k1 2 It is convenient to introduce x1 = eik1 , x2 = eik2 , and y = eiφ so that = 0. 4 Two Deviation States 31 (−ε − J )(x2 y + x1 ) + J x 2 y + x12 + x1−1 x2 y + x1 x2−1 2 2 = 0. 14) Now use the earlier result that ε = J (cos k1 + cos k2 − 2) so − ε − J = J (1 − cos k1 − cos k2 ) = J 1− x −1 x −1 x2 x1 − 1 − − 2 2 2 2 2 .

E. e. the properties at non-zero temperature, have been studied by Yang and Yang [9–11], Takahashi and Suzuki [12], Gaudin [13] and Klümper [14] References References 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. : Ark. Mater. Astron. Fys. : Z. Phys. : Phys. Rev. : Phys. Rev. : Ann. Phys. : Nucl. Phys. : Phys. Rev. : Phys. Rev. : Phys. Rev. : Phys. Rev. : Prog. Theor. Phys. : Phys. Rev. Lett. : Europhys. Lett. 9, 815–820 (1989) 46 47 Chapter 5 Antiferromagnetic Spin Waves Abstract The ground state of the antiferromagnetic spin-1/2 linear chain is a made up of a linear combination of basis states with exactly half (N /2) the spins reversed.

E. the antiferromagnetic case, but below them if J < 0, the ferromagnetic case. The spectrum of the bound states can be obtained by writing f k 1, 2 = c1 ei 2 ( 1+ 2) e−g( 2− 1) . 25) where k is the total wave-vector and g is a positive real constant. Comparing with the earlier form, Eq. 12), the second term has been omitted by choosing c2 = 0 since if 1 and 2 are interchanged the term with g would diverge as 2 − 1 → ∞, as mentioned earlier. The earlier form, Eq. 12), is valid for any value of N whereas this form, Eq.

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