Spin-ordering in S = 1 anisotropic Heisenberg models with nondiagonal spin exchange
Institut für Theoretische Physik B, Technische Hochschule,
52056 Aachen, Germany
Corresponding author: a firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 15 August 1999
The properties of S = 1 anisotropic Heisenberg models with nondiagonal exchange between axial and planar spin components are investigated using Monte Carlo techniques. The quantum nature is taken into account in a semi-classical approximation. The ordering of the spins when applying an external field with axial and planar components is discussed. It is argued that the quantum nature of the spins and the nondiagonal exchange may explain the peculiar shape of the magnetic specific heat of FeBr2 as well as the weakly first-order phase transition observed in the same compound when a tilted field is applied.
PACS: 75.10.-b – General theory and models of magnetic ordering / 75.30.Kz – Magnetic phase boundaries (including magnetic transitions, metamagnetism, etc.) / 75.40.Mg – Numerical simulation studies
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 1999