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Critical colored-RVB states in the frustrated quantum Heisenberg model on the square lattice

Didier Poilblanc, Matthieu Mambrini, Sylvain Capponi

SciPost Phys. 7, 041 (2019) · published 2 October 2019


We consider a family of SU(2)-symmetric Projected Entangled Paired States (PEPS) on the square lattice, defining colored-Resonating Valence Bond (RVB) states, to describe the quantum disordered phase of the $J_1-J_2$ frustrated Heisenberg model.For $J_2/J_1\sim 0.55$ we show the emergence of critical (algebraic) dimer-dimer correlations -- typical of Rokhsar-Kivelson (RK) points of quantum dimer models on bipartite lattices -- while, simultaneously, the spin-spin correlation length remains short. Our findings are consistent with a spin liquid or a weak Valence Bond Crystal in the neighborhood of an RK point.

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Heisenberg model Projected Entangled Paired States (PEPS) Resonating valence bonds (RVB)

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