Emergent eigenstate solution for generalized thermalization

Yicheng Zhang, Lev Vidmar, Marcos Rigol

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Generalized thermalization is a process that occurs in integrable systems in which unitary dynamics, e.g., following a quantum quench, results in states in which observables after equilibration are described by generalized Gibbs ensembles. Here we discuss an emergent eigenstate construction that allows one to built emergent local Hamiltonians of which one eigenstate captures the entire generalized thermalization process following a global quantum quench. Specifically, we study the emergent eigenstate that describes the quantum dynamics of hard-core bosons in one dimension for which the initial state is a density wave, and this state evolves under a homogeneous Hamiltonian.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberL031303
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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