Many-body localization beyond eigenstates in all dimensions

  title={Many-body localization beyond eigenstates in all dimensions},
  author={Anushya Chandran and Arijeet Pal and Chris R. Laumann and Antonello Scardicchio},
  journal={Physical Review B},
Isolated quantum systems with quenched randomness exhibit many-body localization (MBL), wherein they do not reach local thermal equilibrium even when highly excited above their ground states. It is widely believed that individual eigenstates capture this breakdown of thermalization at finite size. We show that this belief is false in general and that a MBL system can exhibit the eigenstate properties of a thermalizing system. We propose that localized approximately conserved operators… 

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