Exact calculation of entanglement in a 19-site two-dimensional spin system

Qing Xu, Purdue University - Main Campus
Sabre Kais, Birck Nanotechnology Center and Department of Chemistry, Purdue University
Maxim Naumov, Purdue University - Main Campus
Ahmed Sameh, Purdue University - Main Campus

Date of this Version

2-2010

Citation

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.81.022324

This document has been peer-reviewed.

 

Abstract

Using the trace minimization algorithm, we carried out an exact calculation of entanglement in a 19-site two-dimensional transverse Ising model. This model consists of a set of localized spin-1/2 particles in a two-dimensional triangular lattice coupled through exchange interaction J and subject to an external magnetic field of strength h. We demonstrate, for such a class of two-dimensional magnetic systems, that entanglement can be controlled and tuned by varying the parameter lambda = h/J in the Hamiltonian and by introducing impurities into the systems. Examining the derivative of the concurrence as a function of lambda shows that the system exhibits a quantum phase transition at about lambda(c) = 3.01, a transition induced by quantum fluctuations at the absolute zero of temperature.

Discipline(s)

Engineering | Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

 

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