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Quench dynamics and relaxation in isolated integrable quantum spin chains

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We review the dynamics after quantum quenches in integrable quantum spin chains. We give a pedagogical introduction to relaxation in isolated quantum systems, and discuss the description of the steady state by (gen- eralized) Gibbs ensembles. When then turn to general features in the time evolution of local observables after the quench, using a simple model of free fermions as an example. In the second part we present an overview of recent progress in describing quench dynamics in two key par...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Theoretical Physics
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Publisher:
Institute of Physics Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment Journal website
Volume:
2016
Issue:
June
Pages:
Article: 064002
Publication date:
2016-06-05
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ISSN:
1742-5468
URN:
uuid:2a899537-b988-443b-af99-a69de7d4c35c
Source identifiers:
612021
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pubs:612021

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