Enhancement of the Thermal Conductivity in Gapped Quantum Spin Chains

Keiji Saito, Seiji Miyashita

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We study mechanism of magnetic energy transport, motivated by recent measurements of the thermal conductivity in low dimensional quantum magnets. We point out a possible mechanism of enhancement of the thermal conductivity in gapped magnetic system, where the magnetic energy transport plays a crucial role. This mechanism gives an interpretation for the recent experiment of CuGeO3, where the thermal conductivity depends on the crystal direction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2485-2488
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct
Externally publishedYes


  • Quantum magnetism
  • Thermal conductivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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