Dynamically induced many-body localization

  title={Dynamically induced many-body localization},
  author={Soonwon Choi and Dmitry A. Abanin and Mikhail D. Lukin},
  journal={arXiv: Disordered Systems and Neural Networks},
We show that a quantum phase transition from ergodic to many-body localized (MBL) phases can be induced via periodic pulsed manipulation of spin systems. Such a transition is enabled by the interplay between weak disorder and slow heating rates. Specifically, we demonstrate that the Hamiltonian of a weakly disordered ergodic spin system can be effectively engineered, by using sufficiently fast coherent controls, to yield a stable MBL phase, which in turn completely suppresses the energy… 

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