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Title:Valence-bond states: Link models
Authors:E. Rico, R. Hübener, S. Montangero, N. Moran, B. Pirvu, J. Vala, and H.J. Briegel, 2009
Abstract: An isotropic anti-ferromagnetic quantum state on a square lattice is characterized by symmetry arguments only. By construction, this quantum state is the result of an underlying valence bond structure without breaking any symmetry in the lattice or spin spaces. A detailed analysis of the correlations of the quantum state is given (using a mapping to a 2D classical statistical model and methods in field theory like mapping to the non-linear sigma model or bosonization techniques) as well as the results of numerical treatments (regarding exact diagonalization and variational methods). Finally, the physical relevance of the model is motivated. A comparison of the model to known anti-ferromagnetic Mott-Hubbard insulators is given by means of the two-point equal-time correlation function obtained i) numerically from the suggested state and ii) experimentally from neutron scattering on cuprates in the anti-ferromagnetic insulator phase.
ICHEC Project:Topological phases in quantum lattice systems
Publication:Annals Phys. Volume 324, Issue 9, Pages 1875-1896
URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/0811.1049
Status: Published

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