Ground-state phase diagram of the one-dimensional bond-random S = 1 Heisenberg antiferromagnet is investigated by means of the loop-cluster-update quantum Monte-Carlo method. The random couplings are drawn from a rectangular uniform distribution. We found that even in the case of extremely broad bond distribution, the magnetic correlation decays exponentially, and the correlation length is hardly changed; namely, the Haldane phase continues to be realized. This result is accordant with that of the exact-diagonalization study, whereas it might contradict the conclusion of an analytic theory founded in a power-law bond distribution instead. The latter theory predicts that a second-order phase transition occurs at a certain critical randomness, and the correlation length diverges for sufficiently strong randomness.
- 75.10.jm quantized spin models
- 75.10.nr spin glass and other random models
- 75.40.mg numerical simulation studies
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics