Controlled preparation of phases in two-dimensional time crystals

  title={Controlled preparation of phases in two-dimensional time crystals},
  author={Arkadiusz Kuroś and Rick Mukherjee and Florian Mintert and Krzysztof Sacha},
  journal={Physical Review Research},
The study of phases is useful for understanding novel states of matter. One such state of matter are time crystals which constitute periodically driven interacting many-body systems that spontaneously break time translation symmetry. Time crystals with arbitrary periods (and dimensions) can be realized using the model of Bose-Einstein condensates bouncing on periodically-driven mirror(s). In this work, we identify the different phases that characterize the two-dimensional time crystal. By… 

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