%A Pereira,Leonardo J.
%A de Oliveira,Thiago R.
%D 2016
%J Frontiers in Physics
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%G English
%K quantum phase transitions,entanglement,Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking,XXZ model,non-analytic behavior of entanglement
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%R 10.3389/fphy.2016.00051
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%N 51
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%8 2016-December-21
%9 Original Research
%+ Thiago R. de Oliveira,Departamento de Física, Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal Fluminense,Niterói, Brazil,tro@if.uff.br
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%! Effects of spontaneous symmetry break in the non-analytic behavior of entanglement at QPT
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%T Effects of Spontaneous Symmetry Break in the Origin of Non-analytic Behavior of Entanglement at Quantum Phase Transitions
%U https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fphy.2016.00051
%V 4
%0 JOURNAL ARTICLE
%@ 2296-424X
%X We present an example where spontaneous symmetry breaking (SSB) may affect not only the behavior of the entanglement at Quantum Phase Transitions (QPT), but also the origin of its non-analyticity. In particular, in the XXZ model, we study the non-analyticities in the concurrence between two spins, which was claimed to be accidental since it had its origin in the optimization involved in the concurrence definition. We show that when one takes into account the effect of the SSB, even though the values of the entanglement measure does not change, the origin of the non-analytical behavior changes. The non-analytical behavior is not due to the optimization process anymore and in this sense it is a “natural” non-analyticity. This is a much more subtle influence of the SSB not observed before. We also show that the value of entanglement between one site and the rest of the chain changes after taking into account the SSB.