Dimensional crossover in spin-1 Heisenberg antiferromagnets : a quantum Monte Carlo study
Date of Issue2012
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
We present results of large scale simulations of the spin-1 Heisenberg antiferromagnet on a tetragonal lattice. The stochastic series expansion quantum Monte Carlo method is used to calculate equilibrium thermodynamic variables in the presence of an external magnetic field. In particular, the low temperature magnetization curve is investigated in the quasi-one-dimensional (Q1D), quasi-two-dimensional (Q2D), and three-dimensional (3D) limits. Starting from the 3D limit, the Q1D (Q2D) limit is achieved by reducing the in-plane (out-of-plane) spin coupling strength towards zero. In the Q1D limit, a Haldane gap appears in the magnetization curve at low magnetic field. Additionally, near the saturation field the slope of the magnetization curve increases substantially, approaching the infinite-slope behavior of a one-dimensional spin-1 chain. A similar (though less pronounced) effect is seen in the Q2D limit. We also study the effect of uniaxial single-ion anisotropy on the magnetization curve for Q1D and Q2D systems. Our results will be important in understanding the field-induced behavior of a class of low-dimensional Ni-based quantum magnets.
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Journal of physics: conference Series
© 2012 IOP Publishing Ltd. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Journal of Physics: Conference Series, IOP Publishing Ltd. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/400/3/032112