## Entropy of entanglement and correlations induced by a quench: Dynamics of a quantum phase transition in the quantum Ising model

Quantum Ising model in one dimension is an exactly solvable example of a quantum phase transition. We investigate its behavior during a quench caused by a gradual turning off of the transverse bias field. The system is then driven at a fixed rate characterized by the quench time {tau}{sub Q} across the critical point from a paramagnetic to ferromagnetic phase. In agreement with Kibble-Zurek mechanism (which recognizes that evolution is approximately adiabatic far away, but becomes approximately impulse sufficiently near the critical point), quantum state of the system after the transition exhibits a characteristic correlation length {xi} proportional to themore »