Stephan Haas

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Making use of exact results and quantum Monte Carlo data for the entanglement of formation, we show that the ground state of anisotropic two-dimensional S=1/2 antiferromagnets in a uniform field takes the classical-like form of a product state for a particular value and orientation of the field, at which the purely quantum correlations due to entanglement(More)
We study the field dependence of the entanglement of formation in anisotropic S=1/2 antiferromagnetic chains displaying a T=0 field-driven quantum phase transition. The analysis is carried out via quantum Monte Carlo simulations. At zero temperature the entanglement estimators show abrupt changes at and around criticality, vanishing below the critical(More)
The spatial arrangement of nanoscale dielectric scattering centers embedded in an otherwise uniform medium can strongly influence propagation of an incident electromagnetic wave. Exploiting this fact, we iteratively solve an inverse problem to find a spatial arrangement of identical nonoverlapping scattering centers that closely matches a desired, or(More)
The antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model is studied on a two-dimensional bipartite quasiperiodic lattice. Using the stochastic series expansion quantum Monte Carlo method, the distribution of local staggered magnetic moments is determined on finite square approximants with up to 1393 sites, and a nontrivial inhomogeneous ground state is found. A hierarchical(More)
The ability of biological ion channels to conduct selected ions across cell membranes is critical for the survival of both animal and bacterial cells. Numerous investigations of ion selectivity have been conducted over more than 50 years, yet the mechanisms whereby the channels select certain ions and reject others are not well understood. Here we report a(More)
N. Chancellor,1,2 C. Petri,1 L. Campos Venuti,1 A. F. J. Levi,3,1 and S. Haas1,4 1Department of Physics and Astronomy and Center for Quantum Information Science & Technology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089-0484, USA 2London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, London WC1H 0AH, United Kingdom 3Department of(More)
We study field-induced magnetic order in cubic lattices of dimers with antiferromagnetic Heisenberg interactions. The thermal critical exponents at the quantum phase transition from a spin liquid to a magnetically ordered phase are determined from stochastic series expansion quantum Monte Carlo simulations. These exponents are independent of the interdimer(More)
Adaptive quantum design identifies the best broken-symmetry configurations of atoms and molecules that enable a desired target function response. In this work, numerical optimization is used to design atomic clusters with specified quasiparticle densities of states. The dominant self-assembled building blocks of these engineered quantum systems are found to(More)
The field-induced antiferromagnetic ordering in systems of weakly coupled S = 1/2 dimers at zero temperature can be described as a Bose-Einstein condensation of triplet quasiparticles (singlet quasiholes) in the ground state. For the case of a Heisenberg bilayer, it is here shown how the above picture is altered in the presence of site dilution of the(More)
In disordered spin systems with antiferromagnetic Heisenberg exchange, transitions into and out of a magnetic-field-induced ordered phase pass through unique regimes. Using quantum Monte Carlo simulations to study the zero-temperature behavior, these intermediate regions are determined to be Bose-glass phases. The localization of field-induced triplons(More)