"Ising order in a magnetized Heisenberg chain subject to a uniform Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction"

Yang-Hao Chan: Wen Jin, Hong-Chen Jiang, and Oleg A. Starykh; Physical Review B, 12/29/17.

Additional Authors: Wen Jin, Hong-Chen Jiang, and Oleg A. Starykh

Abstract:

We report a combined analytical and density matrix renormalized group study of the antiferromagnetic XXZ spin-1/2 Heisenberg chain subject to a uniform Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya (DM) interaction and a transverse magnetic field. The numerically determined phase diagram of this model, which features two ordered Ising phases and a critical Luttinger liquid, one with fully broken spin-rotational symmetry, agrees well with the predictions of Garate and Affleck [I. Garate and I. Affleck, Phys. Rev. B 81, 144419 (2010)]. We also confirm the prevalence of the Nz NĂ©el Ising order in the regime of comparable DM and magnetic field magnitudes.