The Open XXZ-Chain: Bosonization, the Bethe Ansatz and Logarithmic Corrections

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2006

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Sirker, Jesko
Bortz, Michael

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Institute of Physics Publishing

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We calculate the bulk and boundary parts of the free energy for an open spin-1/2 XXZ-chain in the critical regime by bosonization. We identify the cut-off independent contributions and determine their amplitudes by comparing with Bethe ansatz calculations at zero temperature T. For the bulk part of the free energy we find agreement with Lukyanov's result (1998 Nucl. Phys. B 522533). In the boundary part we obtain a cut-off independent term which is linear in T and determines the temperature dependence of the boundary susceptibility in the attractive regime for . We further show that at particular anisotropies where contributions from irrelevant operators with different scaling dimensions cross, logarithmic corrections appear. We give explicit formulae for these terms at those anisotropies where they are most important. We verify our results by comparing with extensive numerical calculations based on a numerical solution of the T = 0 Bethe ansatz equations, the finite temperature Bethe ansatz equations in the quantum transfer matrix formalism, and the density matrix renormalization group applied to transfer matrices.

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Keywords: Bosonization; Integrable spin chains (vertex models); Ladders and planes (theory); Quantum integrability (Betheansatz); Spin chains

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Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment

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10.1088/1742-5468/2006/01/P01007

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2037-12-31