Order in Quantum Compass and Orbital $e_g$ Models

Research paper by Piotr Czarnik, Jacek Dziarmaga, Andrzej M. Oleś

Indexed on: 23 Aug '17Published on: 23 Aug '17Published in: arXiv - Physics - Strongly Correlated Electrons


We investigate thermodynamic phase transitions in the compass model and in $e_g$ orbital model on an infinite square lattice by variational tensor network renormalization (VTNR) in imaginary time. The onset of nematic order in the quantum compass model is estimated at ${\cal T}_c/J=0.0606(4)$. For~the $e_g$ orbital model one finds: ($i$) a very accurate estimate of ${\cal T}_c/J=0.3566\pm 0.0001$ and ($ii$)~the~critical exponents in the Ising universality class. Remarkably large difference in frustration results in so distinct values of ${\cal T}_c$, while entanglement influences the quality of ${\cal T}_c$ estimation.