The excitation spectrum of an S=1 2 two-dimensional triangular quantum antiferromagnet is studied using 1 S expansion. Due to the noncollinearity of the classical ground state significant and nontrivial corrections to the spin-wave spectrum appear already in the first order in 1 S in contrast to the square lattice antiferromagnet. The resulting magnon dispersion is almost flat in a substantial portion of the Brillouin zone. Our results are in quantitative agreement with recent series expansion studies by Zheng [Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 057201 (2006); cond-mat/0608008 (unpublished)].
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - 2006|