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Paper   IPM / Physic / 8691
School of Physics
  Title:   Thermodynamic Properties of XXZ Model in a Transverse Field
  Author(s): 
1.  M. Siahatgar
2.  A. Langari
  Status:   Published
  Journal: Phys. Rev. B
  Vol.:  77
  Year:  2008
  Pages:   054435
  Supported by:  IPM
  Abstract:
We have numerically studied the thermodynamic properties of the spin [1/2] XXZ chain in the presence of a transverse (non commuting) magnetic field. The thermal, field dependence of specific heat and correlation functions for chains up to 20 sites have been calculated. The area where the specific heat decays exponentially is considered as a measure of the energy gap. We have also obtained the exchange interaction between chains in a bulk material using the random phase approximation and derived the phase diagram of the three dimensional material with this approximation. The behavior of the structure factor at different momenta verifies the antiferromagnetic long range order in y-direction for the three dimensional case. Moreover, we have concluded that the Low Temperature Lanczos results [M. Aichhorn et al., Phys. Rev. B 67, 161103(R) (2003)] are more accurate for low temperatures and closer to the full diagonalization ones than the results of Finite Temperature Lanczos Method [J. Jaklic and P. Prelovsek, Phys. Rev. B 49, 5065 (1994)].

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