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FLOQUET PRETHERMALIZATION

The quick drive to pseudo-equilibrium

A clever application of nuclear magnetic resonance techniques offers a glimpse at a quantum system driven at high frequency, resulting in Floquet prethermalization — a quasi-steady state that persists for a very long time.

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Fig. 1: Floquet driving of spin chains and the prethermalization behaviour of observable A.

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Santos, L.F. The quick drive to pseudo-equilibrium. Nat. Phys. 17, 429–430 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-020-01117-8

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