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Condensed Matter > Strongly Correlated Electrons

Title: Dynamical Localization in $\mathbb{Z}_2$ Lattice Gauge Theories

Abstract: We study quantum quenches in two-dimensional lattice gauge theories with fermions coupled to dynamical $\mathbb{Z}_2$ gauge fields. Through the identification of an extensive set of conserved quantities, we propose a generic mechanism of charge localization in the absence of quenched disorder both in the Hamiltonian and in the initial states. We provide diagnostics of this localization through a set of experimentally relevant dynamical measures, entanglement measures, as well as spectral properties of the model. One of the defining features of the models which we study is a binary nature of emergent disorder, related to $\mathbb{Z}_2$ degrees of freedom. This results in a qualitatively different behaviour in the strong disorder limit compared to typically studied models of localization. For example it gives rise to a possibility of delocalization transition via a mechanism of quantum percolation in dimensions higher than 1D. We highlight the importance of our general phenomenology to questions related to dynamics of defects in Kitaev's toric code, and to quantum quenches in Hubbard models. While the simplest models we consider are effectively non-interacting, we also include interactions leading to many-body localization-like logarithmic entanglement growth. Finally, we consider effects of interactions which generate dynamics for conserved charges, which gives rise to only transient localization behaviour, or quasi-many-body-localization.
Comments: 19 pages (14 + appendices), 13 figures
Subjects: Strongly Correlated Electrons (cond-mat.str-el)
Cite as: arXiv:1803.06574 [cond-mat.str-el]
  (or arXiv:1803.06574v1 [cond-mat.str-el] for this version)

Submission history

From: Adam Smith Mr [view email]
[v1] Sat, 17 Mar 2018 21:30:27 GMT (4709kb,D)