# Area laws for the entanglement entropy - a review

@article{Eisert2010AreaLF, title={Area laws for the entanglement entropy - a review}, author={Jens Eisert and Marcus Cramer and Martin Bodo Plenio}, journal={Reviews of Modern Physics}, year={2010}, volume={82}, pages={277-306} }

Physical interactions in quantum many-body systems are typically local: Individual constituents interact mainly with their few nearest neighbors. This locality of interactions is inherited by a decay of correlation functions, but also reflected by scaling laws of a quite profound quantity: The entanglement entropy of ground states. This entropy of the reduced state of a subregion often merely grows like the boundary area of the subregion, and not like its volume, in sharp contrast with an…

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