Properties of entanglement in interacting spin systems

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Abstract

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.

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