Paired chiral spin liquid with a Fermi surface in S=1 model on the triangular lattice

S. Bieri, M. Serbyn, T. Senthil, P. Lee, Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 86 (2012).


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Bieri, Samuel; Serbyn, MaksymIST Austria ; Senthil, Todadri S; Lee, Patrick
Abstract
Motivated by recent experiments on Ba3NiSb2O 9, we investigate possible quantum spin liquid ground states for spin S=1 Heisenberg models on the triangular lattice. We use variational Monte Carlo techniques to calculate the energies of microscopic spin liquid wave functions where spin is represented by three flavors of fermionic spinon operators. These energies are compared with the energies of various competing three-sublattice ordered states. Our approach shows that the antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model with biquadratic term and single-ion anisotropy does not have a low-temperature spin liquid phase. However, for an SU(3)-invariant model with sufficiently strong ring-exchange terms, we find a paired chiral quantum spin liquid with a Fermi surface of deconfined spinons that is stable against all types of ordering patterns we considered. We discuss the physics of this exotic spin liquid state in relation to the recent experiment and suggest new ways to test this scenario.
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Date Published
2012-12-13
Journal Title
Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Acknowledgement
We thank Kuang-Ting Chen, Rebecca Flint, Dmitri Ivanov, Z.-X. Liu, Tai-Kai Ng, Lara Thompson, Tamás Tóth, and Fa Wang for helpful discussions. T.S. is supported by NSF DMR 1005434. P.A.L. is supported by NSF DMR 1104498. S.B. acknowledges support from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).
Volume
86
Issue
22
IST-REx-ID
966

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Bieri S, Serbyn M, Senthil T, Lee P. Paired chiral spin liquid with a Fermi surface in S=1 model on the triangular lattice. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics. 2012;86(22). doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.86.224409
Bieri, S., Serbyn, M., Senthil, T., & Lee, P. (2012). Paired chiral spin liquid with a Fermi surface in S=1 model on the triangular lattice. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 86(22). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.86.224409
Bieri, Samuel, Maksym Serbyn, Todadri Senthil, and Patrick Lee. “Paired Chiral Spin Liquid with a Fermi Surface in S=1 Model on the Triangular Lattice.” Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 86, no. 22 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.86.224409.
S. Bieri, M. Serbyn, T. Senthil, and P. Lee, “Paired chiral spin liquid with a Fermi surface in S=1 model on the triangular lattice,” Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, vol. 86, no. 22, 2012.
Bieri S, Serbyn M, Senthil T, Lee P. 2012. Paired chiral spin liquid with a Fermi surface in S=1 model on the triangular lattice. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics. 86(22).
Bieri, Samuel, et al. “Paired Chiral Spin Liquid with a Fermi Surface in S=1 Model on the Triangular Lattice.” Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, vol. 86, no. 22, American Physical Society, 2012, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.86.224409.
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