Universal Scaling of the Neel Temperature of Near-Quantum-Critical Quasi-Two-Dimensional Heisenberg Antiferromagnets
Journal Article

Published: Monday, February 26, 2007
Citation: Physical Review B, Volume 75, Number 5, Pages 52411

Authors (2 total): D. X. Yao, A. W. Sandvik

Abstract: We use a quantum Monte Carlo method to calculate the Neel temperature T_N of weakly coupled S=1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnetic layers consisting of coupled ladders. This system can be tuned to different two-dimensional scaling regimes for T > T_N. In a single-layer mean-field theory, \chi_s^{2D}(T_N)=(z_2J')^{-1}, where \chi_s^{2D} is the exact staggered susceptibility of an isolated layer, J' the inter-layer coupling, and z_2=2 the layer coordination number. With a renormalized z_2, we find that this relationship applies not only in the renormalized-classical regime, as shown previously, but also in the quantum-critical regime and part of the quantum-disordered regime. The renormalization is nearly constant; k_2 ~ 0.65-0.70. We also study other universal scaling functions.