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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Correlation Amplitude And Entanglement Entropy In Random Spin Chains
Author: Hoyos J.A.
Vieira A.P.
Laflorencie N.
Miranda E.
Abstract: Using strong-disorder renormalization group, numerical exact diagonalization, and quantum Monte Carlo methods, we revisit the random antiferromagnetic XXZ spin- 1/2 chain focusing on the long-length and ground-state behavior of the average time-independent spin-spin correlation function C (l) =υ l-η. In addition to the well-known universal (disorder-independent) power-law exponent η=2, we find interesting universal features displayed by the prefactor υ= υo /3, if l is odd, and υ= υe /3, otherwise. Although υo and υe are nonuniversal (disorder dependent) and distinct in magnitude, the combination υo + υe =-1/4 is universal if C is computed along the symmetric (longitudinal) axis. The origin of the nonuniversalities of the prefactors is discussed in the renormalization-group framework where a solvable toy model is considered. Moreover, we relate the average correlation function with the average entanglement entropy, whose amplitude has been recently shown to be universal. The nonuniversalities of the prefactors are shown to contribute only to surface terms of the entropy. Finally, we discuss the experimental relevance of our results by computing the structure factor whose scaling properties, interestingly, depend on the correlation prefactors. © 2007 The American Physical Society.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.76.174425
Date Issue: 2007
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