The Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless (BKT) transition, the transition of the two-dimensional sine-Gordon model, plays an important role in low-dimensional physics. We relate the operator content of the BKT transition to that of the SU(2) Wess-Zumino-Witten model, using twisted boundary conditions. With this method, in order k - 1 to determine the BKT critical point, we can use the level crossing of the lower excitations instead of those for the periodic boundary case, thus the convergence to the transition point is highly improved. We verify the efficiency of this method by applying it to the S = 1, 2 spin chains.
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General|
|Publication status||Published - Sept 11 1998|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics
- Physics and Astronomy(all)