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Dynamical Properties of the One-Dimensional Spin-1/2 Bose-Hubbard Model near a Mott-Insulator to Ferromagnetic-Liquid Transition

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Article number110401
Journal publication date11/09/2009
JournalPhysical review letters
Number of pages4
Original languageEnglish


We investigate the dynamics of the one-dimensional strongly repulsive spin-1/2 Bose-Hubbard model for filling nu <= 1. While at nu = 1 the system is a Hubbard-Mott insulator exhibiting dynamical properties of the Heisenberg ferromagnet, at nu < 1 it is a ferromagnetic liquid with complex spin dynamics. We find that close to the insulator-liquid transition the system admits for a complete separation of spin and density degrees of freedom valid at all energy and momentum scales within the t-J approximation. This allows us to derive the propagator of transverse spin waves and the shape of the magnon peak in the dynamic spin structure factor.