Quantum Monte Carlo simulations revisited: The case of anisotropic Heisenberg chains

P. Androvitsaneas, Nikolaos G. Fytas, E. Paspalakis, A. F. Terzis

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We revisit one of the first quantum Monte Carlo methods using a combination of the Suzuki–Trotter transformation and Taylor series expansion for the XYZ Heisenberg chain S=1/2 with a magnetic field along the z-axis. We show a substantial gain in accuracy and computational time. This combination is especially useful for small magnetic fields and lower temperatures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4649-4656
JournalPhilosophical Magazine
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2012


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  • quantum Monte Carlo method
  • anisotropic Heisenberg chain
  • Suzuki–Trotter transformation

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