MANY-BODY PHYSICS

Escape the thermal fate

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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Fig. 1: Quantum scars.

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Dunjko, V., Olshanii, M. Escape the thermal fate. Nature Phys 14, 637–638 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-018-0157-1

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