00-344 Bruno Nachtergaele, Shannon Starr
Droplet States in the XXZ Heisenberg Chain (255K, LaTeX with 2 eps figures) Sep 7, 00
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Abstract. We consider the ground states of the ferromagnetic XXZ chain with spin up boundary conditions in sectors with a fixed number of down spins. This forces the existence of a droplet of down spins in the system. We find the exact energy and the states that describe these droplets in the limit of an infinite number of down spins. We also prove that the droplet states, which were known to be separated by an energy gap from the ground state, are also separated by an energy gap from the remainder of the spectrum, i.e., they form an isolated band. We also prove the analogous results for finite chains with periodic boundary conditions and for the infinite chain.

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