Bifurcation of ground states and ferrimagnetic long-range order in anisotropic mixed-spin systems
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AbstractIn this paper, we study a generalized anisotropic mixed-spin ferrimagnetic Heisenberg model on an arbitrary bipartite lattice. We prove rigorously that, under some very general conditions, this model has a unique ground state with S-z = 0 in the XY regime and two degenerate ground states with nonzero magnetization in the Ising regime, respectively. Therefore, the isotropic point of this model is a bifurcation point for its ground states. Furthermore, we also show that, if magnetization of the ground states in the Ising regime is a macroscopic quantity in the thermodynamic limit, then these states have both ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic long-range order. In other words, they are ferrimagnetically ordered. These conclusions confirm the previous results derived by numerical calculations on small one-dimensional mixed-spin chains.
All Author(s) ListTian GS, Lin HQ
Journal namePhysical review B: Condensed matter and materials physics
Volume Number66
Issue Number22
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesPhysics; Physics, Condensed Matter; PHYSICS, CONDENSED MATTER

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