Journal Article Magnetization plateaus by reconstructed quasispinons in a frustrated two-leg spin ladder under a magnetic field

杉本 貴則  ,  森 道康  ,  遠山 貴巳  ,  前川 禎通

92 ( 12 )  , pp.125114\_1 - 125114\_6 , 2015-09 , American Physical Society
The quantum phase transitions induced by a magnetic field are theoretically studied in a frustrated two-leg spin ladder. Using the density-matrix renormalization-group method, we find some magnetic phase transitions and plateaux in two different cases of strong and weak rung couplings. With the strong rung coupling, the three magnetization plateaux are found at 1/3, 1/2, and 2/3 due to the frustration. Those can be understood in terms of a quasi-spinon reconstructed from the singlet and the triplets of spins on a rung. The plateau at 1/2 corresponds to the valence bond solid of the quasispinons, while the plateaux at 1/3 and 2/3 can be associated with the array of quasi-spinons such as soliton lattice. This is different from the usual Bose-Einstein-condensation picture of triplons. Our results will be useful to understand magnetization curves in BiCu2PO6.
著者所属: 日本原子力研究開発機構(JAEA)

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