Low-temperature specific heat of the generalized antiferromagnetic SU (N) Heisenberg model with and without a field

K. Lee

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Abstract

We discuss the low-temperature specific heat of the integrable SU (N)-invariant Heisenberg model in one dimension with degrees of freedom in the symmetric rank-m tensor representation, especially for the antiferromagnetic coupling. It is known that the linear specific heat coefficient γ[N,m] is a function of a field which breaks the Su (N) invariance of the internal degrees of freedom. We calculate the γ[N,m] in zero field and in a small field. The in-field γ[N,m] is less than the zero-field γ[N,m] as expected since the entropy is reduced in the ordered system. The zero-field γ[N,m] is the same as the one obtained by the prediction of the critical behavior of 1D quantum spin systems via conformal field theory. This extends the previous results for N = 2 to arbitrary N.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-118
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters A
Volume187
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Apr 1994

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