Tuesday, July 30, 2013

1307.7166 (Manal Al-Ali et al.)

Monte-Carlo simulations of the dissipative random transverse-field Ising

Manal Al-Ali, Thomas Vojta
We study the influence of Ohmic dissipation on the random transverse-field Ising chain by means of large-scale Monte-Carlo simulations. To this end, we first map the Hamiltonian onto a classical Ising model with long-range $1/\tau^2$ interaction in the time-like direction. We then apply the highly efficient cluster algorithm proposed by Luijten and Bl\"ote for system with long-range interactions. Our simulations show that Ohmic dissipation destroys the infinite-randomness quantum critical point of the dissipationless system. Instead, the quantum phase transition between the paramagnetic and ferromagnetic phases is smeared. We compare our results to recent predictions of a strong-disorder renormalization group approach, and we discuss generalizations to higher dimensions as well as experiments.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1307.7166

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