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Truncating the memory time in nonequilibrium dynamical mean field theory calculations

Schüler, Michael ; Eckstein, Martin ; Werner, Philipp

In: Physical Review B, 2018, vol. 97, no. 24, p. 245129

The nonequilibrium Green's functions (NEGF) approach is a versatile theoretical tool, which allows to describe the electronic structure, spectroscopy, and dynamics of strongly correlated systems. The applicability of this method is, however, limited by its considerable computational cost. Due to the treatment of the full two-time dependence of the NEGF, the underlying equations of motion...

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Nonthermal switching of charge order: Dynamical slowing down and optimal control

Schüler, Michael ; Murakami, Yuta ; Werner, Philipp

In: Physical Review B, 2018, vol. 97, no. 15, p. 155136

We investigate the laser-induced dynamics of electronically driven charge-density- wave (CDW) order. A comprehensive mean-field analysis of the attractive Hubbard model in the weak-coupling regime reveals ultrafast switching and ultrafast melting of the order via a nonthermal pathway. The resulting nonequilibrium phase diagram exhibits multiple distinct regimes of the order parameter dynamics...

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Tracing the nonequilibrium topological state of Chern insulators

Schüler, Michael ; Werner, Philipp

In: Physical Review B, 2017, vol. 96, no. 15, p. 155122

Chern insulators exhibit fascinating properties, which originate from the topologically nontrivial state characterized by the Chern number. How these properties change if the system is quenched between topologically distinct phases is, however, not fully understood. In this paper, we investigate the quench dynamics of the prototypical massive Dirac model for topological insulators in two...

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Many-body localization phase in a spin-driven chiral multiferroic chain

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

In: Physical Review B, 2017, vol. 96, no. 5, p. 054440

Many-body localization (MBL) is an emergent phase in correlated quantum systems with promising applications, particularly in quantum information. Here, we unveil the existence and analyze this phase in a chiral multiferroic model system. Conventionally, MBL occurrence is traced via level statistics by implementing a standard finite-size scaling procedure. Here, we present an approach based on...