Non-equilibrium quench dynamics in quantum quasicrystals

Ferenc Iglói, Gergo Roósz, Yu Cheng Lin

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We study the non-equilibrium dynamics of a quasiperiodic quantum Ising chain after a sudden change in the strength of the transverse field at zero temperature. In particular, we consider the dynamics of the entanglement entropy and the relaxation of the magnetization. The entanglement entropy increases with time as a power law, and the magnetization is found to exhibit stretched-exponential relaxation. These behaviors are explained in terms of anomalously diffusing quasiparticles, which are studied in a wave packet approach. The non-equilibrium magnetization is shown to have a dynamical phase transition.

Original languageEnglish
Article number023036
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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