Ground state entanglement in an extended Hubbard model with Ising-like interactions


We probe the half-block von Neumann entanglement entropy along with the ground state properties of a 1D extended Hubbard model as its intrasite and intersite interaction parameters are varied. The half-block entanglement entropy was calculated using the density matrix renormalization group (DMRG) for a periodic chain. We demonstrate that the half-block entanglement entropy provides a sketch of the changes in the ground state of the system and that it can be used to locate the quantum critical lines in the model.