We study a Hamiltonian system describing a three spin-1/2 cluster-like interaction competing with an Ising-like exchange. We show that the ground state in the cluster phase possesses symmetry protected topological order. A continuous quantum phase transition occurs as result of the competition between the cluster and Ising terms. At the critical point the Hamiltonian is self-dual. The geometric entanglement is also studied. Our findings in one dimension corroborate the analysis of the two dimensional generalization of the system, indicating, at a mean field level, the presence of a direct transition between an antiferromagnetic and a valence bond solid ground state.
|Titolo:||Quantum phase transition between cluster and antiferromagnetic states|
|Autori interni:||AMICO, Luigi|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|