INTERPLAY BETWEEN QUANTUM PHASE TRANSITIONS AND THE BEHAVIOR OF QUANTUM CORRELATIONS AT FINITE TEMPERATURES

@article{Werlang2012INTERPLAYBQ,
  title={INTERPLAY BETWEEN QUANTUM PHASE TRANSITIONS AND THE BEHAVIOR OF QUANTUM CORRELATIONS AT FINITE TEMPERATURES},
  author={Thiago Werlang and G. A. P. Ribeiro and Gustavo Rigolin},
  journal={International Journal of Modern Physics B},
  year={2012},
  volume={27},
  pages={1345032}
}
We review the main results and ideas showing that quantum correlations at finite temperatures (T), in particular quantum discord, are useful tools in characterizing quantum phase transitions (QPT) that only occur, in principle, at the unattainable absolute zero temperature. We first review some interesting results about the behavior of thermal quantum discord for small spin-1/2 chains and show that they already give us important hints of the infinite chain behavior. We then study in detail and… Expand
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