Quantum glassiness in strongly correlated clean systems: an example of topological overprotection.

  title={Quantum glassiness in strongly correlated clean systems: an example of topological overprotection.},
  author={Claudio Chamon},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={94 4},
  • C. Chamon
  • Published 7 April 2004
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review letters
This Letter presents solvable examples of quantum many-body Hamiltonians of systems that are unable to reach their ground states as the environment temperature is lowered to absolute zero. These examples, three-dimensional generalizations of quantum Hamiltonians proposed for topological quantum computing, (1) have no quenched disorder, (2) have solely local interactions, (3) have an exactly solvable spectrum, (4) have topologically ordered ground states, and (5) have slow dynamical relaxation… Expand
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