Nonadditivity of bipartite distillable entanglement follows from a conjecture on bound entangled Werner states

Peter W. Shor, John A. Smolin, Barbara M. Terhal

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An even stronger effect that bound entangled states can have is presented; states which are conjectured to be undistillable become distillable by adding positive partial transpose (PPT) bound entanglement. These conjectured bound entangled states are referred to as negative partial transpose (NPT) bound entangled states.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2681-2684
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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