Finite-volume excitations of the 111 interface in the quantum XXZ model
- Author(s): Bolina, Oscar
- Contucci, Pierluigi
- Nachtergaele, Bruno
- Starr, Shannon
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://arxiv.org/pdf/math-ph/9908018.pdf
We show that the ground states of the three-dimensional XXZ Heisenberg ferromagnet with a 111 interface have excitations localized in a subvolume of linear size R with energies bounded by O(1/R^2). As part of the proof we show the equivalence of ensembles for the 111 interface states in the following sense: In the thermodynamic limit the states with fixed magnetization yield the same expectation values for gauge invariant local observables as a suitable grand canonical state with fluctuating magnetization. Here, gauge invariant means commuting with the total third component of the spin, which is a conserved quantity of the Hamiltonian. As a corollary of equivalence of ensembles we also prove the convergence of the thermodynamic limit of sequences of canonical states (i.e., with fixed magnetization).