Low-temperature thermodynamics of A2(2) and su(3)-invariant integrable spin chains

Luca Mezincescu, Rafael I. Nepomechie, P. K. Townsend, A. M. Tsvelik

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We formulate the thermodynamic Bethe ansatz (TBA) equations for the closed (periodic boundary conditions) A2(2) quantum spin chain in an external magnetic field, in the (noncritical) regime where the anisotropy parameter η is real. In the limit η → 0, we recover the TBA equations of the antiferromagnetic integrable su(3)-invariant chain in the fundamental representation. We solve these equations for low temperature and small field, and calculate the specific heat and magnetic susceptibility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)681-707
Number of pages27
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 4 1993

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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