title = {{Q}uantum spin models with long-range interactions and tunnelings: a quantum {M}onte {C}arlo study},
url = {http://stacks.iop.org/1367-2630/14/i=11/a=113006},
timestamp = {2013.10.28},
journal = {New Journal of Physics},
author = {Micha\l{} Maik and Philipp Hauke and Omjyoti Dutta and Jakub Zakrzewski and Maciej Lewenstein},
volume = {14},
year = {2012},
owner = {lacek},
pages = {113006},
number = {11},
abstract = {We use a quantum Monte Carlo method to investigate various classes of two-dimensional spin models with long-range interactions at low temperatures. In particular, we study a dipolar XXZ model with U (1) symmetry that appears as a hard-core boson limit of an extended Hubbard model describing polarized dipolar atoms or molecules in an optical lattice. Tunneling, in such a model, is short-range, whereas density–density couplings decay with distance following a cubic power law. We also investigate an XXZ model with long-range couplings of all three spin components—such a model describes a system of ultracold ions in a lattice of microtraps. We describe an approximate phase diagram for such systems at zero and at finite temperature, and compare their properties. In particular, we compare the extent of crystalline, superfluid and supersolid phases. Our predictions apply directly to current experiments with mesoscopic numbers of polar molecules and trapped ions.}