Hi new venture "Observational entropy in many-body theory" ---
Observational entropic study of Anderson localization
The notion of the thermodynamic entropy in the context of quantum mechanics is a controversial topic. While there were proposals to refer von Neumann entropy as the thermodynamic entropy, but it has it's own limitations. In the past few years, the observational entropy has been developed as a generalization of Boltzmann entropy to quantum mechanics, and it is presently one of the most promising candidates to provide a clear and well-defined understanding of the thermodynamic entropy in quantum mechanics. In this work, we study the behaviour of the observational entropy in the context of localization-delocalization transition for one-dimensional Aubrey-Andre (AA) model. We find that for the typical mid-spectrum states, in the delocalized phase the observation entropy grows rapidly with coarse-grain size and saturates to the maximal value, while in the localized phase the growth is logarithmic. Moreover, for a given coarse-graining, it increases logarithmically with system size in the delocalized phase, and obeys area law in the localized phase. We also find the increase of the observational entropy followed by the quantum quench, is logarithmic in time in the delocalized phase as well as at the transition point, while in the localized phase it oscillates.
Comments:8 pages, 3 figuresSubjects:Quantum Physics (quant-ph); Disordered Systems and Neural Networks (cond-mat.dis-nn); Statistical Mechanics (cond-mat.stat-mech)Cite as:arXiv:2209.10273 [quant-ph]