Statistics of spinons in the spin-liquid phase of Cs2CuCl4

Chung-Hou Chung, Klaus Voelker, B. Yong Kim

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Motivated by a recent experiment on Cs2CuCl4 [Coldea et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 1335 (2001)], we study the spin dynamics of the spin-liquid phase of the spin-12 frustrated Heisenberg antiferromagnet on the anisotropic triangular lattice. There have been two different proposals for the spin-liquid phase of Cs2CuCl4. These spin-liquid states support different statistics of spinons; the bosonic Sp(N) large-N mean-field theory predicts bosonic spinons, while the SU(2) slave-boson mean-field theory leads to fermionic spinons. We compute the dynamical spin structure factor for both types of spin-liquid state at zero and finite temperatures. While at zero temperature both theories agree with experiment on a qualitative level, they show substantial differences in the temperature dependence of the dynamical spin structure factor.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003

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