Many-body localization and mobility edge in a disordered Heisenberg spin ladder

@article{Baygan2015ManybodyLA,
  title={Many-body localization and mobility edge in a disordered Heisenberg spin ladder},
  author={Elliott Baygan and S. P. Lim and Dong-ning Sheng},
  journal={Physical Review B},
  year={2015}
}
We examine the interplay of interaction and disorder for a Heisenberg spin ladder system with random fields. We identify many-body localized states based on the entanglement entropy scaling, where delocalized and localized states have volume and area laws, respectively. We first establish the quantum phase transition at a critical random field strength $h_c \sim 8.5\pm 0.5$, where all energy eigenstates are localized beyond that value. Interestingly, the entanglement entropy and fluctuation of… Expand

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