PT - JOURNAL ARTICLE
AU - Yan, Simeng
AU - Huse, David A.
AU - White, Steven R.
TI - Spin-Liquid Ground State of the <em>S</em> = 1/2 Kagome Heisenberg Antiferromagnet
AID - 10.1126/science.1201080
DP - 2011 Jun 03
TA - Science
PG - 1173--1176
VI - 332
IP - 6034
4099 - http://science.sciencemag.org/content/332/6034/1173.short
4100 - http://science.sciencemag.org/content/332/6034/1173.full
SO - Science2011 Jun 03; 332
AB - We use the density matrix renormalization group to perform accurate calculations of the ground state of the nearest-neighbor quantum spin S = 1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet on the kagome lattice. We study this model on numerous long cylinders with circumferences up to 12 lattice spacings. Through a combination of very-low-energy and small finite-size effects, our results provide strong evidence that, for the infinite two-dimensional system, the ground state of this model is a fully gapped spin liquid.