Exact Valence Bond Entanglement Entropy and Probability Distribution in theXXXSpin Chain and the Potts Model

J. L. Jacobsen, H. Saleur
2008 Physical Review Letters  
By relating the ground state of Temperley-Lieb hamiltonians to partition functions of 2D statistical mechanics systems on a half plane, and using a boundary Coulomb gas formalism, we obtain in closed form the valence bond entanglement entropy as well as the valence bond probability distribution in these ground states. We find in particular that for the XXX spin chain, the number N_c of valence bonds connecting a subsystem of size L to the outside goes, in the thermodynamic limit, as = (4/pi^2)
more » ... mit, as = (4/pi^2) ln L, disproving a recent conjecture that this should be related with the von Neumann entropy, and thus equal to 1/(3 ln 2) ln L. Our results generalize to the Q-state Potts model.
doi:10.1103/physrevlett.100.087205 pmid:18352661 fatcat:bliwfyo2rncbnesqbwhz6ajoeu