We examine mode entanglement and correlation of two fermionic particles analytically and numerically. We study the one- and two-mode entropies and a global characteristic, the one-body entanglement entropy considering angular momentum coupled state with a single configuration. We show that with rearrangement of the single-particle orbitals the Slater decomposition can be obtained which can also be applied for configuration mixing subject to special restriction. With the help of the Slater decomposition, we derive analytical expressions for the entanglement measures, which becomes very simple for zero total angular momentum. The Slater decomposition allows us to define associated modes, and it turns out that they have identical one- and two-mode entropies. Furthermore, we show that specific single configurations describe maximally entangled states when the total angular momentum is zero. The numerical shell model study of two valence neutrons in the sd shell is revealed that the one-body entanglement entropy of the ground state is close to the maximal value, and the associated modes have the largest mutual information.
J Chem Phys 154:84111