Equilibration Dynamics of Strongly Interacting Bosons in 2D Lattices with Disorder

Mi Yan, Hoi Yin Hui, Marcos Rigol, V. W. Scarola

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Motivated by recent optical lattice experiments [J.-y. Choi, Science 352, 1547 (2016)SCIEAS0036-807510.1126/science.aaf8834], we study the dynamics of strongly interacting bosons in the presence of disorder in two dimensions. We show that Gutzwiller mean-field theory (GMFT) captures the main experimental observations, which are a result of the competition between disorder and interactions. Our findings highlight the difficulty in distinguishing glassy dynamics, which can be captured by GMFT, and many-body localization, which cannot be captured by GMFT, and indicate the need for further experimental studies of this system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number073002
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - Aug 14 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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