Properties of entanglement in interacting spin systems



We briefly review recent work on entanglement with particular emphasis on its behaviour in interacting spin systems. As already pointed out by several authors a general understanding of the properties of entanglement in condensed matter systems may lead to a deeper comprehension of both dynamics and thermodynamics of many-body systems. After a brief resume of known means to identify and quantify entanglement, we take interacting spins on a network as an example. We briefly discuss critical properties of entanglement, if the system undergoes a quantum phase transition, and some aspects of its dynamical behaviour.