Quantum dynamics of thermalizing systems

Christopher David White, Michael Zaletel, Roger S.K. Mong, Gil Refael

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We introduce a method "DMT" for approximating density operators of 1D systems that, when combined with a standard framework for time evolution (TEBD), makes possible simulation of the dynamics of strongly thermalizing systems to arbitrary times. We demonstrate that the method performs well for both near-equilibrium initial states (Gibbs states with spatially varying temperatures) and far-from-equilibrium initial states, including quenches across phase transitions and pure states.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number035127
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 16 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    White, C. D., Zaletel, M., Mong, R. S. K., & Refael, G. (2018). Quantum dynamics of thermalizing systems. Physical Review B, 97(3), [035127]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.97.035127