We discuss certain quadratic models of spinless fermions on a 1D lattice, and their corresponding spin chains. These were studied by Keating and Mezzadri in the context of their relation to the Haar measures of the classical compact groups. We show how these models correspond to translation invariant models on an infinite or semi-infinite chain, which in the simplest case reduce to the familiar XX model. We give physical context to mathematical results for the entanglement entropy, and calculate the spin–spin correlation functions using the Fisher–Hartwig conjecture. These calculations rigorously demonstrate universality in classes of these models. We show that these are in agreement with field theoretic and renormalization group arguments that we provide.
|Number of pages||26|
|Journal||Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment|
|Issue number||July 2016|
|Early online date||11 Jul 2016|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2016|