• Hidemaro Suwa
Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)


In this thesis, we have developed the novel Monte Carlo methods and investigated precisely the critical phenomena of the spin-Peierls systems. The key theme is that the quantum lattice fluctuation introduces the spin frustration. The concept of the Peierls transition originates from the simple but drastic property about the instability to dimerization of the one-dimensional metal as early as 50’s. The lattice degree of freedom, there, was treated adiabatically; that is, it was approximated as a classical parameter.


General improvement of Markov chain Monte Carlo Extended directed-loop algorithm Quantum Monte Carlo level spectroscopy Frustrated quantum spin system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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