Exact diagonalization calculations of finite antiferromagnetic spin-1 Heisenberg chains at finite temperatures are presented and compared to a recent inelastic neutron scattering experiment for temperatures T up to 7.5 times the intrachain exchange constant J. The calculations show that the excitations at the antiferromagnetic point q=1 and at q=0.5 remain resonant up to at least T=2J, confirming the recent experimental observation of resonant high-temperature domain wall excitations. The predicted first and second moments are in good agreement with experiment, except at temperatures where three-dimensional spin correlations are most important. The ratio of the structure factors at q=1 and 0.5 is well predicted for the paramagnetic infinite-temperature limit. For T<2J, however, we found that the experimentally observed intensity is considerably less than predicted. This suggests that domain wall excitations on different chains interact up to temperatures of the order of the spin band width.
Temperature dependence of single particle excitations in a S=1 chain: Exact diagonalization calculations compared to neutron scattering experiments / M. Kenzelmann; P. Santini. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW. B, CONDENSED MATTER AND MATERIALS PHYSICS. - ISSN 1098-0121. - 66(2002), pp. 184429-1-184429-8. [10.1103/PhysRevB.66.184429]
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