Numerical linked-cluster expansion for the distorted kagome lattice Heisenberg model

Ehsan Khatami, Marcos Rigol

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Motivated by experimental results for the thermodynamic properties of the Rb2Cu3SnF12 material and the discovery of its valence-bond solid ground state, we utilize the numerical linked-cluster expansions (NLCEs) and devise an expansion tailored to solve the Heisenberg model on a pinwheel-distorted kagome lattice. Using the exchange interactions that are relevant to Rb2Cu3SnF12, we calculate its uniform spin susceptibility and find a very good agreement with experiment. Next, we focus on the ground state of a simplified model of the distorted kagome lattice and take advantage of a zero-temperature Lanczos-based NLCE to study the approach to the ground state of the uniform kagome lattice Heisenberg model using a tuning parameter. Together with results from exact diagonalization of finite clusters, we find evidence that a phase transition occurs before the uniform limit is reached.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012018
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2012
Event23rd Conference on Computational Physics, CCP 2011 - Gatlinburg, TN, United States
Duration: Oct 30 2012Nov 3 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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