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Discrete time crystals in the absence of manifest symmetries or disorder in open quantum systems (2019)
Journal Article
Gambetta, F., Carollo, F., Marcuzzi, M., Garrahan, J., & Lesanovsky, I. (2019). Discrete time crystals in the absence of manifest symmetries or disorder in open quantum systems. Physical Review Letters, 122(1), doi:10.1103/physrevlett.122.015701

We establish a link between metastability and a discrete time-crystalline phase in a periodically driven open quantum system. The mechanism we highlight requires neither the system to display any microscopic symmetry nor the presence of disorder, but... Read More

Dynamical criticality in open systems: nonperturbative physics, microscopic origin, and direct observation (2018)
Journal Article
Pérez-Espigares, C., Carollo, F., Garrahan, J. P., & Hurtado, P. I. (2018). Dynamical criticality in open systems: nonperturbative physics, microscopic origin, and direct observation. Physical Review E, 98(6), doi:10.1103/physreve.98.060102

Driven diffusive systems may undergo phase transitions to sustain atypical values of the current. This leads in some cases to symmetry-broken space-time trajectories which enhance the probability of such fluctuations. Here, we shed light on both the... Read More

Enhancing correlation times for edge spins through dissipation (2018)
Journal Article
Vasiloiu, L. M., Carollo, F., & Garrahan, J. P. (2018). Enhancing correlation times for edge spins through dissipation. Physical Review B, 98(9), (1-6). doi:10.1103/physrevb.98.094308. ISSN 2469-9950

Spin chains with open boundaries, such as the transverse field Ising model, can display coherence times for edge spins that diverge with the system size as a consequence of almost conserved operators, the so-called strong zero modes. Here we discuss... Read More

Current fluctuations in boundary-driven quantum spin chains (2018)
Journal Article
Carollo, F., Garrahan, J. P., & Lesanovsky, I. (2018). Current fluctuations in boundary-driven quantum spin chains. Physical Review B, 98(9), (1-9). doi:10.1103/physrevb.98.094301. ISSN 2469-9950

Boundary-driven quantum spin chains are paradigmatic nonequilibrium systems featuring the presence of particle currents. In general, it may not be possible to distinguish an incoherent type of particle transport from a truly quantum coherent one thro... Read More

Making rare events typical in Markovian open quantum systems (2018)
Journal Article
Carollo, F., Garrahan, J. P., Lesanovsky, I., & Pérez-Espigares, C. (2018). Making rare events typical in Markovian open quantum systems. Physical Review A, 98(1), doi:10.1103/physreva.98.010103. ISSN 2469-9926

Large dynamical fluctuations—atypical realizations of the dynamics sustained over long periods of time—can play a fundamental role in determining the properties of collective behavior of both classical and quantum nonequilibrium systems. Rare dynamic... Read More

Fluctuating hydrodynamics, current fluctuations and hyperuniformity in boundary-driven open quantum chains (2017)
Journal Article
Carollo, F., Garrahan, J. P., Lesanovsky, I., & Pérez-Espigares, C. (2017). Fluctuating hydrodynamics, current fluctuations and hyperuniformity in boundary-driven open quantum chains. Physical Review E, 96, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.96.052118. ISSN 2470-0045

We consider a class of either fermionic or bosonic non-interacting open quantum chains driven by dissipative interactions at the boundaries and study the interplay of coherent transport and dissipative processes, such as bulk dephasing and diffusion.... Read More