Many-Body Localization and Thermalization in Quantum Statistical Mechanics

  title={Many-Body Localization and Thermalization in Quantum Statistical Mechanics},
  author={R. Nandkishore and D. Huse},
  journal={Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics},
  • R. Nandkishore, D. Huse
  • Published 2015
  • Physics
  • Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics
  • We review some recent developments in the statistical mechanics of isolated quantum systems. We provide a brief introduction to quantum thermalization, paying particular attention to the eigenstate thermalization hypothesis (ETH) and the resulting single-eigenstate statistical mechanics. We then focus on a class of systems that fail to quantum thermalize and whose eigenstates violate the ETH: These are the many-body Anderson-localized systems; their long-time properties are not captured by the… CONTINUE READING
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