Low-Energy fixed points of random heisenberg models

Y. C. Lin, R. Mélin, H. Rieger, F. Iglói

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The effect of quenched disorder on the low-energy and low-temperature properties of various two-and three-dimensional Heisenberg models is studied by a numerical strong disorder renormalization-group method. For strong enough disorder we have identified two relevant fixed points, in which the gap exponent, ω, describing the low-energy tail of the gap distribution P(Δ)∼Δω is independent of disorder, the strength of couplings, and the value of the spin. The dynamical behavior of nonfrustrated random antiferromagnetic models is controlled by a singletlike fixed point, whereas for frustrated models the fixed point corresponds to a large spin formation and the gap exponent is given by ω≈0. Another type of universality class is observed at quantum critical points and in dimerized phases but no infinite randomness behavior is found, in contrast to that of one-dimensional models.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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