Low Temperature Thermodynamics of Magnetic Chains

Naobumi Honda, Harukazu Igarashi

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A full description of the previously proposed method of calculating low temperature specific heat and susceptibility of quantum spin chains are given. By the use of internal energy as the expansion variable the domain of convergence of the high temperature series is remarkably extended. The low temperature properties are obtained by continuing it in a natural way to polynomials in internal energy, whose form is suggested by the spin wave theory. The method is checked in the 5x= 1/2 XY model and is then applied to the Heisenberg model of S=1/2, 1, 3/2 and 2. The results are satisfactory in ferromagnets and reasonable in the S= 1/2 antiferromagnet. In antiferromagnets of S³l the results suggest inadequacy of our polynomial, which is, presumably, due to the existence of an energy gap.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2930-2942
Number of pages13
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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