Universal scaling for the quantum Ising chain with a classical impurity

Gioacchino Massimo Palma, Tony J. G. Apollaro, Gianluca Francica, Francesco Plastina, Domenico Giuliano, G. Massimo Palma, Giovanni Falcone

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We study finite-size scaling for the magnetic observables of an impurity residing at the end point of an open quantum Ising chain with transverse magnetic field, realized by locally rescaling the field by a factor μâ 1. In the homogeneous chain limit at μ=1, we find the expected finite-size scaling for the longitudinal impurity magnetization, with no specific scaling for the transverse magnetization. At variance, in the classical impurity limit μ=0, we recover finite scaling for the longitudinal magnetization, while the transverse one basically does not scale. We provide both analytic approximate expressions for the magnetization and the susceptibility as well as numerical evidences for the scaling behavior. At intermediate values of μ, finite-size scaling is violated, and we provide a possible explanation of this result in terms of the appearance of a second, impurity-related length scale. Finally, by going along the standard quantum-to-classical mapping between statistical models, we derive the classical counterpart of the quantum Ising chain with an end-point impurity as a classical Ising model on a square lattice wrapped on a half-infinite cylinder, with the links along the first circle modified as a function of μ.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)155145-155155
Numero di pagine11
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2017

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