01351nas a2200181 4500008004100000245009200041210006900133260001500202300001100217490000700228520080600235100001801041700001801059700002301077700001401100700001801114856003701132 2012 eng d00aComment on some results of Erdahl and the convex structure of reduced density matrices0 aComment on some results of Erdahl and the convex structure of re c2012/05/16 a0722030 v533 a In J. Math. Phys. 13, 1608-1621 (1972), Erdahl considered the convex
structure of the set of $N$-representable 2-body reduced density matrices in
the case of fermions. Some of these results have a straightforward extension to
the $m$-body setting and to the more general quantum marginal problem. We
describe these extensions, but can not resolve a problem in the proof of
Erdahl's claim that every extreme point is exposed in finite dimensions.
Nevertheless, we can show that when $2m \geq N$ every extreme point of the set
of $N$-representable $m$-body reduced density matrices has a unique pre-image
in both the symmetric and anti-symmetric setting. Moreover, this extends to the
quantum marginal setting for a pair of complementary $m$-body and $(N-m)$-body
reduced density matrices.
1 aChen, Jianxin1 aJi, Zhengfeng1 aRuskai, Mary, Beth1 aZeng, Bei1 aZhou, Duan-Lu uhttp://arxiv.org/abs/1205.3682v1