Analytical Study of the Antiferromagnetic Heisenberg Films

Shi'an Liu, Tianlun Chen, Hong Li

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With the variational cumulant expansion (VCE) method, the thermodynamic behaviors of S = 1/2 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg films in simple cubic lattices are studied analytically. From the analytic properties of the free energy, in principle we are able to calculate analytically the critical temperatures Tc(L) and the thermodynamic functions, to any order cumulant as the functions of the number of L (the hyperlayers in the hyperfilm). Explicit expressions for Tc(L) up to the fourth order are given. A comparison with the existing results for 3-dimensional system is given. The effective range of the interaction is obtained from numerical results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-366
Number of pages6
JournalCommunications in Theoretical Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 30 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Antiferromagnetic Heisenberg films
  • Variational cumulant expansion method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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