@article{Lisandrini_Lobos_Dobry_Gazza_2016, title={Topological quantum phase transition in strongly correlated Kondo insulators in 1D}, volume={8}, url={https://www.papersinphysics.org/papersinphysics/article/view/336}, DOI={10.4279/pip.080005}, abstractNote={<p>We investigate, by means of a field-theory analysis combined with the density-matrix renormalization group (DMRG) method, a theoretical model for a strongly <br />correlated quantum system in one dimension realizing a topologically-ordered Haldane phase ground state. The model consists of a spin-1/2 Heisenberg chain coupled to a tight-binding chain via two competing Kondo exchange couplings of different type: a ``$s$-wave’’ Kondo coupling ($J^s_{K}$), and a less common ``$p$-wave’’ ($J^p_{K}$) Kondo coupling. While the first coupling is the standard Kondo interaction studied in many condensed-matter systems, the latter has been recently introduced by Alexandrov and Coleman [Phys. Rev. B 90, 115147 (2014)] as a possible mechanism leading to a topological Kondo-insulating ground state in one dimension. As a result of this competition, a topological quantum phase transition (TQPT) occurs in the system for a critical value of the ratio $J^s_{K}/J^p_{K}$, separating a (Haldane-type) topological phase from a topologically trivial ground state where the system can be essentially described as a product of local singlets. We study and characterize the TQPT by means of the magnetization profile, the entanglement entropy and the full entanglement spectrum of the ground state. Our results might be relevant to understand how topologically-ordered phases of fermions emerge in strongly interacting quantum systems.</p><p> </p><div><p><strong>Received:</strong> 1 July 2016, <strong> </strong><strong>Accepted: </strong>30 August 2016; <strong>Edited by:</strong> K. Hallberg; <strong>Reviewed by:</strong> D. C. Cabra, Instituto de Física La Plata, La Plata, Argentina; <strong>DOI:</strong> http://dx.doi.org/10.4279/PIP.080005</p><p><strong>Cite as:</strong> F T Lisandrini, A M Lobos, A O Dobry, C J Gazza, Papers in Physics 8, 080005 (2016)</p>This paper, by <a rel="cc:attributionURL" href="http://dx.doi.org/10.4279/PIP.080005">F T Lisandrini, A M Lobos, A O Dobry, C J Gazza</a>, is licensed under the <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/">Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0</a>.</div><p> </p>}, journal={Papers in Physics}, author={Lisandrini, Franco Thomas and Lobos, Alejandro Martín and Dobry, Ariel Oscar and Gazza, Claudio Javier}, year={2016}, month={Sep.}, pages={080005} }