Density matrix technique for ground state calculations

M.S.L. du Croo de Jongh, J.M. Doumen, J.M.J. van Leeuwen

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The density matrix approach is a technique to calculate the lowest eigenvalue of a large matrix such as occurring in quantum mechanical systems. So far the method works very well for systems with a linear structure. The limitations for a planar structure, from critical correlations and from slowdown, due to the existence of slow modes, will be discussed using the transverse Ising model as illustration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-488
Number of pages6
JournalComputer physics communications
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventEurophysics Conference on Computational Physics, CCP 1998 - University of Granada, Granada, Spain
Duration: 2 Sept 19985 Sept 1998


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