Quantum spin liquid in spin 1/2 J1-J2 Heisenberg model on square lattice: Many-variable variational Monte Carlo study combined with quantum-number projections

Satoshi Morita, Ryui Kaneko, Masatoshi Imada

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The nature of quantum spin liquids is studied for the spin-1/2 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model on a square lattice containing exchange interactions between nearest-neighbor sites, J1, and those between next-nearest-neighbor sites, J2. We perform variational Monte Carlo simulations together with the quantum-number-projection technique and clarify the phase diagram in the ground state together with its excitation spectra. We obtain the nonmagnetic phase in the region 0.4 < J2/J1 ≤ 0.6 sandwiched by the staggered and stripe antiferromagnetic (AF) phases. Our direct calculations of the spin gap support the notion that the triplet excitation from the singlet ground state is gapless in the range of 0.4 < J2/J1 ≤ 0.5, while the gapped valence-bond-crystal (VBC) phase is stabilized for 0.5 < J2/J1 ≤ 0.6. The VBC order is likely to have the columnar symmetry with a spontaneous symmetry breaking of the C4v symmetry. The power-law behaviors of the spin-spin and dimer-dimer correlation functions in the gapless region are consistent with the emergence of the algebraic quantum-spin-liquid phase (critical phase). The exponent of the spin correlation <S(0)S(r )i &∝ 1/rz+η at a long distance r appears to increase from z + η ∼ 1 at J2/J1 ∼ 0.4 toward the continuous transition to the VBC phase at J1/J1 ∼ 0.5. Our results, however, do not fully exclude the possibility of a direct quantum transition between the staggered AF and VBC phases with a wide critical region and deconfined criticality.

元の言語English
記事番号024720
ジャーナルJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
84
発行部数2
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2015 2 15
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