Disproving the Peres conjecture by showing Bell nonlocality from bound entanglement
Abstract
Quantum entanglement has a central role in many areas of physics. To grasp the essence of this phenomenon, it is fundamental to understand how different manifestations of entanglement relate to each other. In 1999, Peres conjectured that Bell nonlocality is equivalent to distillability of entanglement. The intuition of Peres was that the nonclassicality of an entangled state, as witnessed via Bell inequality violation, implies that pure entanglement can be distilled from this state, hence making it useful for quantum information protocols. Subsequently, the Peres conjecture was shown to hold true in several specific cases, and became a central open question in quantum information theory. Here we disprove the Peres conjecture by showing that an undistillable bipartite entangled state—a bound entangled state—can violate a Bell inequality. Hence Bell nonlocality implies neither entanglement distillability, nor nonpositivity under partial transposition. This clarifies the relation between three fundamental aspects of entanglement.
 Publication:

Nature Communications
 Pub Date:
 November 2014
 DOI:
 10.1038/ncomms6297
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1405.4502
 Bibcode:
 2014NatCo...5.5297V
 Keywords:

 Quantum Physics
 EPrint:
 6 pages, 2 figure, 1 table