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Spinon decay in the spin-1/2 Heisenberg chain with weak next nearest neighbour exchange

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Integrable models support elementary excitations with infinite lifetimes. In the spin-1/2 Heisenberg chain these are known as spinons. We consider the stability of spinons when a weak integrability breaking perturbation is added to the Heisenberg chain in a magnetic field. We focus on the case where the perturbation is a next nearest neighbour exchange interaction. We calculate the spinon decay rate in leading order in perturbation theory using methods of integrability and identify the domina...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1088/1751-8121/aa7d41

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Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Theoretical Physics
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Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Theoretical Physics
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IOP Publishing Publisher's website
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Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical Journal website
Volume:
50
Issue:
33
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Article: 334002
Publication date:
2017-07-19
Acceptance date:
2017-07-03
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1751-8121
ISSN:
1751-8113
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pubs:707898
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uri:f6437b2b-83c7-4690-96e1-d061053a6e4d
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uuid:f6437b2b-83c7-4690-96e1-d061053a6e4d
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pubs:707898

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