Spin-1/2 Heisenberg-Antiferromagnet on the Kagome Lattice: High Temperature Expansion and Exact Diagonalisation Studies

N. Elstner and A.P. Young
Phys. Rev. B 50, 6871 (1994).

For the spin-$\frac{1}{2}$ Heisenberg antiferromagnet on the Kagom\'e lattice we calculate the high temperature series for the specific heat and the structure factor. A comparison of the series with exact diagonalisation studies shows that the specific heat has further structure at lower temperature in addition to a high temperature peak at $T\approx 2/3$. At $T=0.25$ the structure factor agrees quite well with results for the ground state of a finite cluster with 36 sites. At this temperature the structure factor is less than two times its $T=\infty$ value and depends only weakly on the wavevector $\bf q$, indicating the absence of magnetic order and a correlation length of less than one lattice spacing. The uniform susceptibility has a maximum at $T\approx 1/6$ and vanishes exponentially for lower temperatures.

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