Regular Article - Solid State and Materials
Multipartite nonlocality and topological quantum phase transitions in a spin-1/2 XXZ model on a zigzag lattice
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Wuhan Polytechnic University, 430000, Wuhan, China
Accepted: 29 August 2022
Published online: 12 September 2022
Multipartite nonlocality is a measure of multipartite quantum correlations. In this paper, we investigate multipartite nonlocality in a spin- XXZ model on a one-dimensional (1D) infinite-size zigzag lattice. In the ground states, the model can undergo topological-type quantum phase transitions (QPTs) between a singlet dimer (SD) phase and an even-parity dimer (ED) phase. Two nonlocality measures (defined on the odd-bond subchains) and (defined on the even-bond subchains) are used to characterize these topological-type QPTs. Both measures show some kinds of singularity (i.e., a discontinuity of the measure or the divergence of its derivative) in the QPTs. Furthermore, in the SD phase and in the vicinity of critical regions, is relatively large, and in most regions of the ED phase, is nearly zero. Thus, similar to order parameters in traditional phase transitions, is an effective physical quantity to characterize these topological-type QPTs. Scaling behavior of the nonlocality measure is also discussed.
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