Quantum catalysis of magnetic phase transitions in a quantum simulator.

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We control quantum fluctuations to create the ground state magnetic phases of a classical Ising model with a tunable longitudinal magnetic field using a system of 6 to 10 atomic ion spins. Because of the long-range Ising interactions, the various ground state spin configurations are separated by multiple first-order phase transitions, which in our zero… (More)

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@article{Richerme2013QuantumCO, title={Quantum catalysis of magnetic phase transitions in a quantum simulator.}, author={Philip J. Richerme and Crystal Rosalie Senko and Simcha Korenblit and J. Smith and A. Lee and R. Islam and Warren Campbell and Charles W. Monroe}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={2013}, volume={111 10}, pages={100506} }