Integrable spin-1 Heisenberg chain with impurity

Kong Ju Bock Lee, P. Schlottmann

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We construct an integrable SU(2)-invariant model consisting of the Heisenberg chain of spin 1 interacting with an impurity of spin S. This generalizes previous results by Andrei and Johannesson for the spin-(1/2 chain. The model Hamiltonian is diagonalized and the thermodynamics is obtained. For ferromagnetic coupling at low temperatures the impurity susceptibility diverges as T-2 and the impurity specific heat is proportional to T1/2 for all values of the impurity spin S. For antiferromagnetic coupling and T=0 the impurity susceptibility diverges proportionally to lnH as H0 if S=(1/2, while if S>1 the impurity spin is only partially compensated for by the S=1 chain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-383
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1988


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