Faculté des sciences et de médecine

From chaos to many-body localization: some introductory notes

Chotorlishvili, L. ; Stagraczyński, S. ; Schüler, Michael ; Berakdar, J.

In: Acta Physica Polonica A, 2019, vol. 135, no. 6, p. 1155–1162

Staring from the kicked rotator as a paradigm for a system exhibiting classical chaos, we discuss the role of quantum coherence resulting in dynamical localization in the kicked quantum rotator. In this context, the disorder-induced Anderson localization is also discussed. Localization in interacting, quantum many-body systems (many-body localization) may also occur in the absence of... More

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    Staring from the kicked rotator as a paradigm for a system exhibiting classical chaos, we discuss the role of quantum coherence resulting in dynamical localization in the kicked quantum rotator. In this context, the disorder-induced Anderson localization is also discussed. Localization in interacting, quantum many-body systems (many-body localization) may also occur in the absence of disorder, and a practical way to identify its occurrence is demonstrated for an interacting spin chain.