Short-distance thermal correlations in the massive XXZ chain
Fachbereich C – Physik, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, 42097 Wuppertal, Germany
Revised: 15 October 2009
Published online: 4 December 2009
We explore short-distance static correlation functions in the infinite XXZ chain using previously derived formulae which represent the correlation functions in factorized form. We compute two-point functions ranging over 2, 3 and 4 lattice sites as functions of the temperature and the magnetic field in the massive regime Δ > 1, extending our previous results to the full parameter plane of the antiferromagnetic chain (Δ > -1 and arbitrary field h). The factorized formulae are numerically efficient and allow for taking the isotropic limit (Δ = 1) and the Ising limit (Δ = ∞). At the critical field separating the fully polarized phase from the Néel phase, the Ising chain possesses exponentially many ground states. The residual entropy is lifted by quantum fluctuations for large but finite Δ inducing unexpected crossover phenomena in the correlations.
PACS: 05.30.-d – Quantum statistical mechanics / 75.10.Pq – Spin chain models
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