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Quantum simulation of the cooperative Jahn-Teller transition in 1D Ion crystals



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Porras Torres, Diego and Ivanov, Peter A. and Schmidt-Kale, Ferdinand (2012) Quantum simulation of the cooperative Jahn-Teller transition in 1D Ion crystals. Physical review letters, 108 (23). ISSN 0031-9007

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Official URL: http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.235701


The Jahn-Teller effect explains distortions and nondegenerate energy levels in molecular and solid-state physics via a coupling of effective spins to collective bosons. Here we propose and theoretically analyze the quantum simulation of a many-body Jahn-Teller model with linear ion crystals subjected to magnetic field gradients. We show that the system undergoes a quantum magnetic structural phase transition which leads to a reordering of particle positions and the formation of a spin-phonon quasicondensate in mesoscopic ion chains.

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©2012 American Physical Society
We acknowledge E Uprojects (STREP PICC and IP AQUTE), QUITEMAD S2009-ESP-1594, FIS2009-10061, CAM-UCM/910758, RyC Contract No. Y200200074, the Bulgarian NSF D002-90/08, DMU03/107, and the German Science Foundation within the SFB-TRR49. D. P. thanks Adolfo del Campo for discussions.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Trapped Ions; Physics; Gases
Subjects:Sciences > Physics
ID Code:47361
Deposited On:08 May 2018 11:01
Last Modified:08 May 2018 11:11

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