We study AKLT models on locally treelike lattices of fixed connectivity and find that they exhibit a variety of ground states depending upon the spin, coordination, and global (graph) topology. We find (a) quantum paramagnetic or valence-bond solid ground states, (b) critical and ordered Néel states on bipartite infinite Cayley trees, and (c) critical and ordered quantum vector spin glass states on random graphs of fixed connectivity. We argue, in consonance with a previous analysis, that all phases are characterized by gaps to local excitations. The spin glass states we report arise from random long-ranged loops which frustrate Néel ordering despite the lack of randomness in the coupling strengths.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - May 17 2010|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics