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Quantum Phase Transitions In The Transverse One-Dimensional Ising Model With Four-Spin Interactions, O. F. De Alcantara Bonfim, J. Florencio Jan 2006

Quantum Phase Transitions In The Transverse One-Dimensional Ising Model With Four-Spin Interactions, O. F. De Alcantara Bonfim, J. Florencio

Physics Faculty Publications and Presentations

In this work we investigate the quantum phase transitions at zero temperature of the one-dimensional transverse Ising model with an extra term containing four-spin interactions. The competition between the energy couplings of the model leads to an interesting zero-temperature phase diagram. We use a modified Lanczos method to determine the ground state and the first excited state energies of the system, with sizes of up to 20 spins. We apply finite size scaling to the energy gap to obtain the boundary region where ferromagnetic to paramagnetic transition takes place. We also find the critical exponent associated with the correlation length ...