We study the details of the distribution of the entanglement spectrum (eigenvalues of the reduced density matrix) of a disordered spin chain exhibiting a many-body localization (MBL) transition. In the thermalizing region we identify the evolution under increasing system size of the eigenvalue distribution function, whose thermodynamic limit is close to (but possibly different from) the Marchenko-Pastur distribution. From the analysis we extract a correlation length Ls(h) determining the minimum system size to enter the asymptotic region. We find that Ls(h) diverges at the MBL transition. We discuss the nature of the subleading corrections to the entanglement spectrum distribution and to the entanglement entropy. © 2017 IOP Publishing Ltd and SISSA Medialab srl.

Entanglement critical length at the many-body localization transition

Mariano, A.
2017

Abstract

We study the details of the distribution of the entanglement spectrum (eigenvalues of the reduced density matrix) of a disordered spin chain exhibiting a many-body localization (MBL) transition. In the thermalizing region we identify the evolution under increasing system size of the eigenvalue distribution function, whose thermodynamic limit is close to (but possibly different from) the Marchenko-Pastur distribution. From the analysis we extract a correlation length Ls(h) determining the minimum system size to enter the asymptotic region. We find that Ls(h) diverges at the MBL transition. We discuss the nature of the subleading corrections to the entanglement spectrum distribution and to the entanglement entropy. © 2017 IOP Publishing Ltd and SISSA Medialab srl.
entanglement entropies;many body localization
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