We study Renyi and von Neumann entanglement entropies in the ground state of the one dimensional quarter-filled Hubbard model with periodic boundary conditions. We show that they exhibit an unexpected dependence on system size: for L = 4 mod 8 the results are in agreement with expectations based on conformal field theory, while for L = 0 mod 8 additional contributions arise. We show that these can be understood in terms of a 'shell-filling' effect and we develop a conformal field theory approach to calculate the additional contributions to the entropies. These analytic results are found to be in excellent agreement with density matrix renormalization group computations for weak Hubbard interactions. We argue that for larger interactions the presence of a marginal irrelevant operator in the spin sector strongly affects the entropies at the finite sizes accessible numerically and we present an effective way to take them into account.
|Titolo:||Entanglement entropies of the quarter filled Hubbard model|
|Autori:||Calabrese, P.; Essler, F. H. L.; Laeuchli, A. M.|
|Rivista:||JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL MECHANICS: THEORY AND EXPERIMENT|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1088/1742-5468/2014/09/P09025|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|