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Inverse participation ratios in the XXZ spin chain

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We investigate numerically the inverse participation ratios in a spin-1/2 XXZ chain, computed in the “Ising” basis (i.e., eigenstates of σ$^z_i$). We consider in particular a quantity $T$, defined by summing the inverse participation ratios of all the eigenstates in the zero-magnetization sector of a finite chain of length N, with open boundary conditions. From a dynamical point of view, T is proportional to the stationary return probability to an initial basis state, averaged over all the basis states (initial conditions). We find that T exhibits an exponential growth, T∼exp($aN$), in the gapped phase of the model and a linear scaling, T∼N, in the gapless phase. These two different behaviors are analyzed in terms of the distribution of the participation ratios of individual eigenstates. We also investigate the effect of next-nearest-neighbor interactions, which break the integrability of the model. Although the massive phase of the nonintegrable model also has T∼exp($aN$), in the gapless phase T appears to saturate to a constant value.
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cea-01377658 , version 1 (18-04-2024)

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Grégoire Misguich, Vincent Pasquier, Jean-Marc Luck. Inverse participation ratios in the XXZ spin chain. Physical Review B, 2016, 94, pp.155110. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevB.94.155110⟩. ⟨cea-01377658⟩
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