, Volume 164, Issue 3, pp 1136-1139
Date: 09 Oct 2010

Generalized entropy of the Heisenberg spin chain

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We consider the XY quantum spin chain in a transverse magnetic field. We consider the Rényi entropy of a block of neighboring spins at zero temperature on an infinite lattice. The Rényi entropy is essentially the trace of some power α of the density matrix of the block. We calculate the entropy of the large block in terms of Klein’s elliptic λ-function. We study the limit entropy as a function of its parameter α. We show that the Rényi entropy is essentially an automorphic function with respect to a certain subgroup of the modular group. Using this, we derive the transformation properties of the Rényi entropy under the map α → α −1 .

Prepared from an English manuscript submitted by the authors; for the Russian version, see Teoreticheskaya i Matematicheskaya Fizika, Vol. 164, No. 3, pp. 363–367, September, 2010.