Frustrated antiferromagnets are important materials whose quantum Monte Carlo simulation suffers from a severe sign problem. We construct a nested cluster algorithm which uses a powerful strategy to address this problem. For the spin 12 Heisenberg antiferromagnet on a kagome and on a frustrated square lattice the sign problem is eliminated for large systems. The method is applicable to general lattice geometries but limited to moderate temperatures.
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