Magnetic-Field-Induced Bound States in Spin-1/2 Ladders

Motivated by the recently observed intriguing mode splittings in a magnetic field with inelastic neutron scattering in the spin ladder compound (C5H12N)(2) CuBr4 (BPCB), we investigate the nature of the spin ladder excitations using a density matrix renormalization group and analytical arguments. Starting from the fully frustrated ladder, for which we derive the low-energy spectrum, we show that bound states are generically present close to k = 0 in the dynamical structure factor of spin ladders above H-c1, and that they are characterized by a field-independent binding energy and an intensity that grows with H - H-c1. These predictions are shown to explain quantitatively the split modes observed in BPCB.


Published in:
Physical Review Letters, 124, 8, 087203
Year:
Feb 26 2020
Publisher:
College Pk, AMER PHYSICAL SOC
ISSN:
0031-9007
1079-7114
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