Average eigenstate entanglement entropy of the XY chain in a transverse field and its universality for translationally invariant quadratic fermionic models

Lucas Hackl, Lev Vidmar, Marcos Rigol, Eugenio Bianchi

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We recently showed [Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 220602 (2018)PRLTAO0031-900710.1103/PhysRevLett.121.220602] that the average bipartite entanglement entropy of all energy eigenstates of the quantum Ising chain exhibits a universal (for translationally invariant quadratic fermionic models) leading term that scales linearly with the subsystem's volume, while in the thermodynamic limit the first subleading correction does not vanish at the critical field (it only depends on the ratio f between the volume of the subsystem and volume of the system) and vanishes otherwise. Here we show, analytically for bounds and numerically for averages, that the same remains true for the spin-1/2 XY chain in a transverse magnetic field. We then tighten the bounds for the coefficient of the universal volume-law term, which is a concave function of f. We develop a systematic approach to compute upper and lower bounds, and we provide explicit analytic expressions for up to the fourth-order bounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number075123
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number7
StatePublished - Feb 11 2019


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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