Motivated by experimental results for the thermodynamic properties of the Rb2Cu3SnF12 material and the discovery of its valence-bond solid ground state, we utilize the numerical linked-cluster expansions (NLCEs) and devise an expansion tailored to solve the Heisenberg model on a pinwheel-distorted kagome lattice. Using the exchange interactions that are relevant to Rb2Cu3SnF12, we calculate its uniform spin susceptibility and find a very good agreement with experiment. Next, we focus on the ground state of a simplified model of the distorted kagome lattice and take advantage of a zero-temperature Lanczos-based NLCE to study the approach to the ground state of the uniform kagome lattice Heisenberg model using a tuning parameter. Together with results from exact diagonalization of finite clusters, we find evidence that a phase transition occurs before the uniform limit is reached.
Ehsan Khatami and Marcos Rigol. "Numerical linked-cluster expansion for the distorted kagome lattice Heisenberg model" Journal of Physics: Conference Series (2012). doi:10.1088/1742-6596/402/1/012018