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The Controllability of Quantum Correlation under Geometry and Entropy Discords

Xiaoyu Li1, Yiming Huang1, Qinsheng Zhu2,*, Xusheng Liu3, Desheng Zheng4
1 School of Information and Software Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, 610054, China
2 School of Physics, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, 610054, China
3 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 84322, USA
4 School of Computer Science, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu, 610000, China
* Corresponding Author: Qinsheng Zhu. Email:

Computers, Materials & Continua 2021, 66(3), 3107-3120.

Received 09 July 2020; Accepted 25 October 2020; Issue published 28 December 2020


Quantum correlation plays a critical role in the maintenance of quantum information processing and nanometer device design. In the past two decades, several quantitative methods had been proposed to study the quantum correlation of certain open quantum systems, including the geometry and entropy style discord methods. However, there are differences among these quantification methods, which promote a deep understanding of the quantum correlation. In this paper, a novel time-dependent three environmental open system model is established to study the quantum correlation. This system model interacts with two independent spin-environments (two spin-environments are connected to the other spin-environment) respectively. We have calculated and compared the changing properties of the quantum correlation under three kinds of geometry and two entropy discords, especially for the freezing phenomenon. At the same time, some original and novel changing behaviors of the quantum correlation under different time-dependent parameters are studied, which is helpful to achieve the optimal revival of the quantum discord and the similar serrated form of the freezing phenomenon. Finally, it shows the controllability of the freezing correlation and the robustness of these methods by adjusting time-dependent parameters. This work provides a new way to control the quantum correlation and design nanospintronic devices.


Spin environment; quantum correlation; nanospintronic devices; quantum information; freezing phenomenon

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X. Li, Y. Huang, Q. Zhu, X. Liu and D. Zheng, "The controllability of quantum correlation under geometry and entropy discords," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 66, no.3, pp. 3107–3120, 2021.

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