Quantum criticality in spin-1/2 anisotropic XY model with staggered Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya interaction

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Original languageEnglish
Article number127005
Journal / PublicationPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Volume594
Online published3 Feb 2022
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2022

Abstract

By utilizing the infinite time evolving block decimation method in infinite matrix product state representation, the quantum criticality and critical exponents varying are investigated in the spin-1/2 anisotropic XY chain with staggered Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya interaction. The phase diagram is obtained from the entanglement measurement, where a XY phase line δ = 0 separates the Néel phase. Along this critical line, the central charge c = 1 is extracted from the finite entanglement and the finite correlation length. In addition, the characteristic critical exponents are obtained from the local transverse magnetization, nonlocal transverse Néel order, and the correlation length, respectively. It is found that all the critical exponents are varying continuously along the phase transition line δ = 0, and the ratios of critical exponents imply that the phase transition is in conformity with the weak universality. The linear relations of the critical exponents are able to illustrate the dependence between the critical exponents and the Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya interaction.

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  • Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya interaction, Quantum criticality, Quantum entanglement, Quantum phase transition

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