Spin-liquid ground state of the S = 1/2 kagome heisenberg antiferromagnet

Simeng Yan, David A. Huse, Steven R. White

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Abstract

We use the density matrix renormalization group to perform accurate calculations of the ground state of the nearest-neighbor quantum spin S = 1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet on the kagome lattice. We study this model on numerous long cylinders with circumferences up to 12 lattice spacings. Through a combination of very-low-energy and small finite-size effects, our results provide strong evidence that, for the infinite two-dimensional system, the ground state of this model is a fully gapped spin liquid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1173-1176
Number of pages4
JournalScience
Volume332
Issue number6034
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 3 2011

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