3 years ago

Dynamical manifestation of Gibbs paradox after a quantum quench.

M. Kormos, G. Takacs, M. Collura

We study the propagation of entanglement after quantum quenches in the non-integrable para-magnetic quantum Ising spin chain. Tuning the parameters of the system, we observe a sudden increase in the entanglement production rate, which we show to be related to the appearance of new quasi-particle excitations in the post-quench spectrum. We argue that the phenomenon is the non-equilibrium version of the well-known Gibbs paradox related to mixing entropy and demonstrate that its characteristics fit the expectations derived from the quantum resolution of the paradox in systems with a non-trivial quasi-particle spectrum.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1801.05817

DOI: arXiv:1801.05817v1

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