Detecting nonlocality in many-body quantum states

J. Tura, R. Augusiak, A. B. Sainz, T. Vértesi, M. Lewenstein, A. Acín

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Intensive studies of entanglement properties have proven essential for our understanding of quantum many-body systems. In contrast, much less is known about the role of quantum nonlocality in these systems because the available multipartite Bell inequalities involve correlations among many particles, which are difficult to access experimentally. We constructed multipartite Bell inequalities that involve only two-body correlations and show how they reveal the nonlocality in many-body systems relevant for nuclear and atomic physics. Our inequalities are violated by any number of parties and can be tested by measuring total spin components, opening the way to the experimental detection of many-body nonlocality, for instance with atomic ensembles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1256-1258
Number of pages3
Issue number6189
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

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    Tura, J., Augusiak, R., Sainz, A. B., Vértesi, T., Lewenstein, M., & Acín, A. (2014). Detecting nonlocality in many-body quantum states. Science, 344(6189), 1256-1258.