Impact of eigenstate thermalization on the route to equilibrium.

  title={Impact of eigenstate thermalization on the route to equilibrium.},
  author={Jonas Richter and Jochen Gemmer and Robin Steinigeweg},
  journal={Physical review. E},
  volume={99 5-1},
The eigenstate thermalization hypothesis (ETH) and the theory of linear response (LRT) are celebrated cornerstones of our understanding of the physics of many-body quantum systems out of equilibrium. While the ETH provides a generic mechanism of thermalization for states arbitrarily far from equilibrium, LRT extends the successful concepts of statistical mechanics to situations close to equilibrium. In our work, we connect these cornerstones to shed light on the route to equilibrium for a class… 

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