Bose–Einstein Condensation of Magnons in TlCuCl3: Phase Diagram and Specific Heat from a Self-consistent Hartree–Fock Calculation with a Realistic Dispersion Relation

Grégoire Misguich, Masaki Oshikawa
2004 Journal of the Physical Society of Japan  
We extend the self-consistent Hartree-Fock-Popov calculations by Nikuni et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 5868 (2000)] concerning the Bose-Eistein condensation of magnons in TlCuCl3 to include a realistic dispersion of the excitations. The result for the critical field as a function of temperature behaves as Hc(T)-Hc(0) T^3/2 below 2K but deviates from this simple power-law at higher temperature and is in very good agreement with the experimental results. The specific heat is computed as a function
more » ... uted as a function of temperature for different values of the magnetic field. It shows a lambda-like shape at the transition and is in good qualitative agreement with the results of Oosawa et al. [Phys. Rev. B 63, 134416 (2001)].
doi:10.1143/jpsj.73.3429 fatcat:h5kockxcerdkpeaxlcba5cd2xy