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Plaquette valence-bond solid in the square-lattice J(1)-J(2) antiferromagnet Heisenberg model: A bond operator approach

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Autor(es):
Doretto, R. L. [1]
Número total de Autores: 1
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Fis Gleb Wataghin, BR-13083859 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Physical Review B; v. 89, n. 10 MAR 19 2014.
Citações Web of Science: 23
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We study the plaquette valence-bond solid phase of the spin-1/2J(1)-J(2) antiferromagnet Heisenberg model on the square lattice within the bond-operator theory. We start by considering four S = 1/2 spins on a single plaquette and determine the bond operator representation for the spin operators in terms of singlet, triplet, and quintet boson operators. The formalism is then applied to the J(1)-J(2) model and an effective interacting boson model in terms of singlets and triplets is derived. The effective model is analyzed within the harmonic approximation and the previous results of Zhitomirsky and Ueda {[}Phys. Rev. B 54, 9007 (1996)] are recovered. By perturbatively including cubic (triplet-triplet-triplet and singlet-triplet-triplet) and quartic interactions, we find that the plaquette valence-bond solid phase is stable within the parameter region 0.34 < J(2)/J(1) < 0.59, which is narrower than the harmonic one. Differently from the harmonic approximation, the excitation gap vanishes at both critical couplings J(2) = 0.34J(1) and J(2) = 0.59J(1). Interestingly, for J(2) < 0.48J(1), the excitation gap corresponds to a singlet-triplet excitation at the Gamma point while, for J(2) > 0.48J(1), it is related to a singlet-singlet excitation at the X = (pi/2,0) point of the tetramerized Brillouin zone. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 10/00479-6 - Sistemas magnéticos bidimensionais
Beneficiário:Ricardo Luis Doretto
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Apoio a Jovens Pesquisadores