Floating Phase versus Chiral Transition in a 1D Hard-Boson Model

We investigate the nature of the phase transition between the period-three charge-density wave and the disordered phase of a hard-boson model proposed in the context of cold-atom experiments. Building on a density-matrix renormalization group algorithm that takes full advantage of the hard-boson constraints, we study systems with up to 9000 sites and calculate the correlation length and the wave vector of the incommensurate short-range correlationswith unprecedented accuracy. We provide strong numerical evidence that there is an intermediate floating phase far enough from the integrable Potts point, while in its vicinity, our numerical data are consistent with a unique transition in the Huse-Fisher chiral universality class.


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Physical Review Letters, 122, 1, 017205
Year:
Jan 10 2019
ISSN:
0031-9007
1079-7114
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