Spin-1 chains in a staggered magnetic field

Masayoshi Tsukano, Kiyohide Nomura

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Phase transitions of the spin-1 (Formula presented) chain with a single-ion anisotropy in a staggered magnetic field are studied. We obtain interesting phase diagrams consisting of ferromagnetic, partially ferromagnetic, (Formula presented) antiferromagnetic (AF) and large-(Formula presented) phases. By using the twist-boundary-condition method, a Gaussian critical line is found between the AF phase and the large-(Formula presented) phase. A multicritical point lies among the (Formula presented) AF and large-(Formula presented) phases. An Ashkin-Teller type of bifurcation does not appear.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R8087-R8090
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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