Accession Number ADA562324
Title Sharp Phase Transitions in a Small Frustrated Network of Trapped Ion Spins.
Publication Date Jun 2011
Media Count 5p
Personal Author C. Monroe G. Lin L. Duan
Abstract Sharp quantum phase transitions typically require a large system with many particles. Here we show that, for a frustrated fully connected Ising spin network represented by trapped atomic ions, the competition between different spin orders leads to rich phase transitions whose sharpness scales exponentially with the number of spins. This unusual finite-size scaling behavior opens up the possibility of observing sharp quantum phase transitions in a system of just a few trapped ion spins.
Keywords High temperature superconductors
Ions
Phase transformations
Quantum theory
Reprints
Spinning(Motion)
Trapping(Charged particles)

 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 99F - Physical & Theoretical Chemistry
Corporate Author Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Dept. of Physics.
Document Type Journal article
Title Note Journal article.
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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