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Title: Heisenberg necklace model in a magnetic field

Here, we study the low-energy sector of the Heisenberg necklace model. Using the field-theory methods, we estimate how the coupling of the electronic spins with the paramagnetic Kondo spins affects the overall spin dynamics and evaluate its dependence on a magnetic field. We are motivated by the experimental realizations of the spin-1/2 Heisenberg chains in SrCuO2 and Sr2CuO3 cuprates, which remain one-dimensional Luttinger liquids down to temperatures much lower than the in-chain exchange coupling J. We also consider the perturbation of the energy spectrum caused by the interaction γ with nuclear spins (I=3/2) present on the same sites. We find that the resulting necklace model has a characteristic energy scale, Λ~J1/3(γI)2/3, at which the coupling between (nuclear) spins of the necklace and the spins of the Heisenberg chain becomes strong. Furthermore, this energy scale is insensitive to a magnetic field B. For μBB>Λ we find two gapless bosonic modes that have different velocities, whose ratio at strong fields approaches a universal number, 2√+1.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Division
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
BNL--112559-2016-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950; PRBMDO; R&D Project: PO015; PO010; KC0202030; KC0201060
Grant/Contract Number:
SC00112704; AC02-98CH10886
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 94; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY
OSTI Identifier:
1336113
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1336113