Transport anomaly in the low-energy regime of spin chains

Keiji Saito

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The anomalous thermal conductivity in spin chains observed in experiments is studied for the low-temperature regime. In the effective dynamics with most realistic perturbations, the so-called umklapp terms are irrelevant to reduce the mean free path in the energy transport at even finite temperatures. This is consistent with the large conductivities found in recent experiments. The Drude weight which is the prefactor in the divergent conductivity is calculated, and the temperature dependence is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Feb 10
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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