## Abstract

We investigate relations between the ranks of marginals of multipartite quantum states. We show that there exist inequalities constraining the possible distribution of ranks. This is, perhaps, surprising since it was recently discovered that the alpha-Renyi entropies for alpha is an element of (0,1) boolean OR (1, infinity) satisfy only one trivial linear inequality (non-negativity) and the distribution of entropies for alpha is an element of (0,1) is completely unconstrained beyond non-negativity. Our results resolve an important open question by showing that the case of alpha = 0 (logarithm of the rank) is restricted by nontrivial linear relations and thus the cases of von Neumann entropy (i.e., alpha = 1) and 0-Renyi entropy are exceptionally interesting measures of entanglement in the multipartite setting. We close the paper with an intriguing open problem, which has a simple statement, but is seemingly difficult to resolve. (C) 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 153-171 |

Number of pages | 19 |

Journal | Linear Algebra and its Applications |

Volume | 452 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 1 Jul 2014 |

## Keywords

- Quantum states
- Marginals
- Matrix rank
- Entropy inequalities
- STRONG SUBADDITIVITY
- ENTROPY
- PROOF
- ENTANGLEMENT