Elementary Excitations in Magnetic Chains

  • Jacques Villain
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 50)


One-dimensional magnets exhibit elementary excitations which can be observed at low temperature. The theory of these excitations is presented here in a tutorial way in certain simple cases, namely i) Magnons of XY like chains ii) solitary excitations of Ising-like chains iii) solitons of XY like chains in a field or anisotropy. Experimental examples like TMMC, CsNiF3 and CsCoCl3 are considered.


Short Range Interaction Elementary Excitation Uniaxial Anisotropy Neutron Cross Section Easy Plane 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacques Villain
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  1. 1.Department de Recherche Fondamentale, Laboratoire de Diffraction NeutroniqueCentre d’Etudes NucléairesGrenoble CedexFrance

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