We have studied the spectrum of low-spin eigenstates of a spin-(1/2 Heisenberg model on 4×4 square lattices with up to third-neighbor antiferromagnetic exchange interactions. We have computed the staggered susceptibility, spin-spin correlation function, and the overlap of the exact ground state with various variational spin-density-wave ordered states as well as with the equal-amplitude, nearest-neighbor resonating-valence-bond state (which is the prototypical short-ranged RVB state). We find evidence for a complicated phase diagram with a region in which a short-ranged RVB state may be the ground state.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics