TY - JOUR
AB - We discuss variationally optimized matrix-product states for the transverse-field Ising chain using D×D matrices with small D∊{2–10}. For finite system size N there are energy minimums for symmetric as well as symmetry-broken states, which cross each other at a field value hc(N,D), thus the transition is first order. A continuous transition develops as N→∞. The asymptotic critical behavior is then always of mean-field type (the magnetization exponent β=1/2) but a window of field strengths where true Ising scaling holds (β=1/8) emerges with increasing D. We also demonstrate asymptotic mean-field behavior for infinite-size two-dimensional tensor-product (iPEPS) states with small tensors. The behaviors should be generic at symmetry-breaking transitions.
AU - Liu, C.
AU - Wang, L.
AU - Sandvik, A. W.
AU - Su, Y.-C.
AU - Kao, Y.-J.
DA - 2010/06/15/
JF - Phys. Rev. B
PY - 2010
SE - 2010/06/15/
SP - 060410
TI - Symmetry breaking and criticality in tensor-product states
VL - 82
ER -