@article{7971,
abstract = {Multilayer graphene lattices allow for an additional tunability of the band structure by the strong perpendicular electric field. In particular, the emergence of the new multiple Dirac points in ABA stacked trilayer graphene subject to strong transverse electric fields was proposed theoretically and confirmed experimentally. These new Dirac points dubbed “gullies” emerge from the interplay between strong electric field and trigonal warping. In this work, we first characterize the properties of new emergent Dirac points and show that the electric field can be used to tune the distance between gullies in the momentum space. We demonstrate that the band structure has multiple Lifshitz transitions and higher-order singularity of “monkey saddle” type. Following the characterization of the band structure, we consider the spectrum of Landau levels and structure of their wave functions. In the limit of strong electric fields when gullies are well separated in momentum space, they give rise to triply degenerate Landau levels. In the second part of this work, we investigate how degeneracy between three gully Landau levels is lifted in the presence of interactions. Within the Hartree-Fock approximation we show that the symmetry breaking state interpolates between the fully gully polarized state that breaks C3 symmetry at high displacement field and the gully symmetric state when the electric field is decreased. The discontinuous transition between these two states is driven by enhanced intergully tunneling and exchange. We conclude by outlining specific experimental predictions for the existence of such a symmetry-breaking state.},
author = {Rao, Peng and Serbyn, Maksym},
issn = {2469-9950},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = {24},
publisher = {American Physical Society},
title = {{Gully quantum Hall ferromagnetism in biased trilayer graphene}},
doi = {10.1103/physrevb.101.245411},
volume = {101},
year = {2020},
}
@article{6174,
abstract = {We propose a scaling theory for the many-body localization (MBL) phase transition in one dimension, building on the idea that it proceeds via a “quantum avalanche.” We argue that the critical properties can be captured at a coarse-grained level by a Kosterlitz-Thouless (KT) renormalization group (RG) flow. On phenomenological grounds, we identify the scaling variables as the density of thermal regions and the length scale that controls the decay of typical matrix elements. Within this KT picture, the MBL phase is a line of fixed points that terminates at the delocalization transition. We discuss two possible scenarios distinguished by the distribution of rare, fractal thermal inclusions within the MBL phase. In the first scenario, these regions have a stretched exponential distribution in the MBL phase. In the second scenario, the near-critical MBL phase hosts rare thermal regions that are power-law-distributed in size. This points to the existence of a second transition within the MBL phase, at which these power laws change to the stretched exponential form expected at strong disorder. We numerically simulate two different phenomenological RGs previously proposed to describe the MBL transition. Both RGs display a universal power-law length distribution of thermal regions at the transition with a critical exponent αc=2, and continuously varying exponents in the MBL phase consistent with the KT picture.},
author = {Dumitrescu, Philipp T. and Goremykina, Anna and Parameswaran, Siddharth A. and Serbyn, Maksym and Vasseur, Romain},
issn = {2469-9950},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = {9},
publisher = {American Physical Society (APS)},
title = {{Kosterlitz-Thouless scaling at many-body localization phase transitions}},
doi = {10.1103/physrevb.99.094205},
volume = {99},
year = {2019},
}
@article{7015,
abstract = {We modify the "floating crystal" trial state for the classical homogeneous electron gas (also known as jellium), in order to suppress the boundary charge fluctuations that are known to lead to a macroscopic increase of the energy. The argument is to melt a thin layer of the crystal close to the boundary and consequently replace it by an incompressible fluid. With the aid of this trial state we show that three different definitions of the ground-state energy of jellium coincide. In the first point of view the electrons are placed in a neutralizing uniform background. In the second definition there is no background but the electrons are submitted to the constraint that their density is constant, as is appropriate in density functional theory. Finally, in the third system each electron interacts with a periodic image of itself; that is, periodic boundary conditions are imposed on the interaction potential.},
author = {Lewin, Mathieu and Lieb, Elliott H. and Seiringer, Robert},
issn = {2469-9950},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = {3},
publisher = {APS},
title = {{Floating Wigner crystal with no boundary charge fluctuations}},
doi = {10.1103/physrevb.100.035127},
volume = {100},
year = {2019},
}
@article{7013,
abstract = {Chains of superconducting circuit devices provide a natural platform for studies of synthetic bosonic quantum matter. Motivated by the recent experimental progress in realizing disordered and interacting chains of superconducting transmon devices, we study the bosonic many-body localization phase transition using the methods of exact diagonalization as well as matrix product state dynamics. We estimate the location of transition separating the ergodic and the many-body localized phases as a function of the disorder strength and the many-body on-site interaction strength. The main difference between the bosonic model realized by superconducting circuits and similar fermionic model is that the effect of the on-site interaction is stronger due to the possibility of multiple excitations occupying the same site. The phase transition is found to be robust upon including longer-range hopping and interaction terms present in the experiments. Furthermore, we calculate experimentally relevant local observables and show that their temporal fluctuations can be used to distinguish between the dynamics of Anderson insulator, many-body localization, and delocalized phases. While we consider unitary dynamics, neglecting the effects of dissipation, decoherence, and measurement back action, the timescales on which the dynamics is unitary are sufficient for observation of characteristic dynamics in the many-body localized phase. Moreover, the experimentally available disorder strength and interactions allow for tuning the many-body localization phase transition, thus making the arrays of superconducting circuit devices a promising platform for exploring localization physics and phase transition.},
author = {Orell, Tuure and Michailidis, Alexios and Serbyn, Maksym and Silveri, Matti},
issn = {2469-9950},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = {13},
publisher = {APS},
title = {{Probing the many-body localization phase transition with superconducting circuits}},
doi = {10.1103/physrevb.100.134504},
volume = {100},
year = {2019},
}
@article{6369,
abstract = {We construct a metamaterial from radio-frequency harmonic oscillators, and find two topologically distinct phases resulting from dissipation engineered into the system. These phases are distinguished by a quantized value of bulk energy transport. The impulse response of our circuit is measured and used to reconstruct the band structure and winding number of circuit eigenfunctions around a dark mode. Our results demonstrate that dissipative topological transport can occur in a wider class of physical systems than considered before.},
author = {Rosenthal, Eric I. and Ehrlich, Nicole K. and Rudner, Mark S. and Higginbotham, Andrew P and Lehnert, K. W.},
issn = {2469-9950},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = {22},
publisher = {American Physical Society (APS)},
title = {{Topological phase transition measured in a dissipative metamaterial}},
doi = {10.1103/physrevb.97.220301},
volume = {97},
year = {2018},
}
@article{5983,
abstract = {We study a quantum impurity possessing both translational and internal rotational degrees of freedom interacting with a bosonic bath. Such a system corresponds to a “rotating polaron,” which can be used to model, e.g., a rotating molecule immersed in an ultracold Bose gas or superfluid helium. We derive the Hamiltonian of the rotating polaron and study its spectrum in the weak- and strong-coupling regimes using a combination of variational, diagrammatic, and mean-field approaches. We reveal how the coupling between linear and angular momenta affects stable quasiparticle states, and demonstrate that internal rotation leads to an enhanced self-localization in the translational degrees of freedom.},
author = {Yakaboylu, Enderalp and Midya, Bikashkali and Deuchert, Andreas and Leopold, Nikolai K and Lemeshko, Mikhail},
issn = {2469-9950},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = {22},
publisher = {American Physical Society},
title = {{Theory of the rotating polaron: Spectrum and self-localization}},
doi = {10.1103/physrevb.98.224506},
volume = {98},
year = {2018},
}