, Volume 139, Issue 4, pp 714-726
Date: 20 Apr 2010

Zero Temperature Phases of the Frustrated J 1J 2 Antiferromagnetic Spin-1/2 Heisenberg Model on a Simple Cubic Lattice

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At zero temperature magnetic phases of the quantum spin-1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet on a simple cubic lattice with competing first and second neighbor exchanges (J 1 and J 2) is investigated using the non-linear spin wave theory. We find existence of two phases: a two sublattice Néel phase for small J 2 (AF), and a collinear antiferromagnetic phase at large J 2 (CAF). We obtain the sublattice magnetizations and ground state energies for the two phases and find that there exists a first order phase transition from the AF-phase to the CAF-phase at the critical transition point, p c =0.56 or J 2/J 1=0.28. We also show that the quartic 1/S corrections due spin-wave interactions enhance the sublattice magnetization in both the phases which causes the intermediate paramagnetic phase predicted from linear spin wave theory to disappear.