Quantum critical dynamics of the random transverse-field Ising spin chain

H. Rieger, F. Iglói

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Dynamical correlations of the spin and the energy density are investigated in the critical region of the random transverse-field Ising chain by numerically exact calculations in large finite systems (L ≤ 128). The spin-spin autocorrelation function is found to decay proportionally to (log t)-2xm and (log t)-2xsm in the bulk and on the surface, respectively, with xm and xsm the bulk and surface magnetization exponents, respectively. On the other hand, the critical energy-energy autocorrelation functions have a power law decay, which are characterized by novel critical exponents ηe ≈ 2.2 in the bulk and ηse ≈ 2.5 at the surface, respectively. The numerical results are compared with the predictions of a scaling theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-140
Number of pages6
JournalEurophysics Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 15 1997

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