We study ordering mechanism which is induced by a quantum fluctuation in fully frustrated Ising spin systems. Since there are many degenerated states in frustrated systems, "order by thermal disorder" often takes place due to a kind of entropy effect. To consider "order by quantum disorder" in fully frustrated Ising spin systems, we apply transverse field as a quantum fluctuation. In triangular antiferromagnetic Ising spin system, there exists a ferromagnetic correlation in each sublattice. The sublattice correlation at zero temperature is enlarged due to transverse field. The quantum fluctuation enhances the solid order at zero temperature. This is an example of quantum field induced ordering in fully frustrated systems. We also study a case in which the transverse field induces a reentrant behavior as another type of order by quantum disorder, and compare correspondent cases in the classical systems.
|Number of pages
|Physica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
|Published - 2011 Jan
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials