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Escape the thermal fate

Nature Physicsvolume 14pages637638 (2018) | Download Citation

Many-body quantum systems fail to reach thermalization only under specific circumstances. An analysis now reveals a new, different kind of non-equilibrating dynamics based on the many-body analogue of quantum scars in single-particle quantum chaos.

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    • Vanja Dunjko
    •  & Maxim Olshanii

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