Electric Field Generation and Control of Bipartite Quantum Entanglement between Electronic Spins in Mixed Valence Polyoxovanadate [GeV14O40]8-

Andrew Palii, Sergey Aldoshin, Boris Tsukerblat, Juan José Borràs-Almenar, Juan Modesto Clemente-Juan, Salvador Cardona-Serra, Eugenio Coronado

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Abstract

As part of the search for systems in which control of quantum entanglement can be achieved, here we consider the paramagnetic mixed valence polyoxometalate K2Na6[GeV14O40]·10H2O in which two electrons are delocalized over the 14 vanadium ions. Applying a homogeneous electric field can induce an antiferromagnetic coupling between the two delocalized electronic spins that behave independently in the absence of the field. On the basis of the proposed theoretical model, we show that the external field can be used to generate controllable quantum entanglement between the two electronic spins traveling over a vanadium network of mixed valence polyoxoanion [GeV14O40]8-. Within a simplified two-level picture of the energy pattern of the electronic pair based on the previous ab initio analysis, we evaluate the temperature and field dependencies of concurrence and thus indicate that the entanglement can be controlled via the temperature, magnitude, and orientation of the electric field with respect to molecular axes of [GeV14O40]8-.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9547-9554
Number of pages8
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Volume56
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - 21 Aug 2017

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