To examine the validity of the scenario of the deconfined critical phenomena, we carry out a quantum Monte Carlo simulation for the SU(N) generalization of the Heisenberg model with four-body and six-body interactions. The quantum phase transition between the SU(N) Néel and valence-bond solid phases is characterized for N=2, 3, and 4 on the square and honeycomb lattices. While finite-size scaling analysis works well up to the maximum lattice size (L=256) and indicates the continuous nature of the phase transition, a clear systematic change towards the first-order transition is observed in the estimates of the critical exponent y≡1/ν as the system size increases. We also confirm the relevance of a squared valence-bond solid field Ψ2 for the SU(3) model.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2013 Dec 13|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics