Height-conserving quantum dimer models

Zheng Yan, Zi Yang Meng, David A. Huse, Amos Chan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

8 Scopus citations


We propose a height-conserving quantum dimer model (hQDM) such that the lattice sum of its associated height field is conserved, and that it admits a Rokhsar-Kivelson (RK) point. The hQDM with a minimal interaction range on the square lattice exhibits Hilbert space fragmentation and maps exactly to the XXZ spin model on the square lattice in certain Krylov subspaces. We obtain the ground-state phase diagram of hQDM via quantum Monte Carlo simulations, and demonstrate that a large portion of it is within the Krylov subspaces which admit the exact mapping to the XXZ model, with dimer ordered phases corresponding to easy-axis and easy-plane spin orders. At the RK point, the apparent dynamical exponents obtained from the single mode approximation and the height correlation function show drastically different behavior across the Krylov subspaces, exemplifying Hilbert space fragmentation and emergent glassy phenomena.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberL041115
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 15 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


Dive into the research topics of 'Height-conserving quantum dimer models'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this