"Many-Body Localization in the Presence of a Central Qudit"

Nathan Ng: Michael Kolodrubetz; Physical Review Letters, 06/19/19.

Additional Authors: Michael Kolodrubetz


We consider a many-body localized system coupled globally to a central d-level system. Under an appropriate scaling of d and L, we find evidence that the localized phase survives. We argue for two possible thermalizing phases, depending on whether the qudit becomes fully ergodic. This system provides one of the first examples of many-body localization in the presence of long-range (nonconfining) interactions.