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QUANTUM SIMULATION Exploring the many-body localization transition in two dimensions

Author(s): Choi, Jae-yoon; Hild, Sebastian; Zeiher, Johannes; Schauss, Peter; Rubio-Abadal, Antonio; et al

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dc.contributor.authorChoi, Jae-yoon-
dc.contributor.authorHild, Sebastian-
dc.contributor.authorZeiher, Johannes-
dc.contributor.authorSchauss, Peter-
dc.contributor.authorRubio-Abadal, Antonio-
dc.contributor.authorYefsah, Tarik-
dc.contributor.authorKhemani, Vedika-
dc.contributor.authorHuse, David A-
dc.contributor.authorBloch, Immanuel-
dc.contributor.authorGross, Christian-
dc.identifier.citationChoi, Jae-yoon, Hild, Sebastian, Zeiher, Johannes, Schauss, Peter, Rubio-Abadal, Antonio, Yefsah, Tarik, Khemani, Vedika, Huse, David A, Bloch, Immanuel, Gross, Christian. (2016). QUANTUM SIMULATION Exploring the many-body localization transition in two dimensions. SCIENCE, 352 (1547 - 1552. doi:10.1126/science.aaf8834en_US
dc.description.abstractA fundamental assumption in statistical physics is that generic closed quantum many-body systems thermalize under their own dynamics. Recently, the emergence of many-body localized systems has questioned this concept and challenged our understanding of the connection between statistical physics and quantum mechanics. Here we report on the observation of a many-body localization transition between thermal and localized phases for bosons in a two-dimensional disordered optical lattice. With our single-site-resolved measurements, we track the relaxation dynamics of an initially prepared out-of-equilibrium density pattern and find strong evidence for a diverging length scale when approaching the localization transition. Our experiments represent a demonstration and in-depth characterization of many-body localization in a regime not accessible with state-of-the-art simulations on classical computers.en_US
dc.format.extent1547 - 1552en_US
dc.rightsAuthor's manuscripten_US
dc.titleQUANTUM SIMULATION Exploring the many-body localization transition in two dimensionsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US

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