The criticality between the nematic and valence-bond-solid (VBS) phases was investigated for the two-dimensional quantum S = 1-spin model with the three-spin and biquadratic interactions by means of the numerical diagonalization method. It is expected that the criticality belongs to a novel universality class, the so-called deconfined criticality, accompanied with unconventional critical indices. In this paper, we incorporate the three-spin interaction, and adjust the (redundant) interaction parameter so as to optimize the finite-size behavior. Treating the finite-size cluster with N ≤ 20 spins, we estimate the correlation-length critical exponent as ν = 0.88(3).
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics