# Observation of a prethermal discrete time crystal

@article{Kyprianidis2021ObservationOA, title={Observation of a prethermal discrete time crystal}, author={A. Kyprianidis and Francisco Machado and W. Morong and Patrick Becker and K S Collins and Dominic V. Else and Lei Feng and Paul W Hess and C. Nayak and Guido Pagano and Norman Y. Yao and Christopher R. Monroe}, journal={Science}, year={2021}, volume={372}, pages={1192 - 1196} }

Prethermal time crystal Characterizing and understanding different phases of matter in equilibrium is usually associated with the process of thermalization, where the system equilibrates. Recent efforts probing nonequilibrium systems have revealed that periodic driving of the system can suppress the natural tendency for equilibration yet still form new, nonequilibrium phases. Kyprianidis et al. used a quantum simulator composed of 25 trapped ion qubits and spins to observe such a nonequilibrium…

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