On the regime of localized excitations for disordered oscillator systems

Houssam Abdul-Rahman, Robert Sims, Günter Stolz

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We study quantum oscillator lattice systems with disorder, in arbitrary dimension, requiring only partial localization of the associated effective one-particle Hamiltonian. This leads to a many-body localized regime of excited states with arbitrarily large energy density. We prove zero-velocity Lieb–Robinson bounds for the dynamics of Weyl operators as well as for position and momentum operators restricted to this regime. Dynamical localization is also shown in the form of quasi-locality of the time evolution of local Weyl operators and through exponential clustering of the dynamic correlations of states with localized excitations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalLetters in Mathematical Physics
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2020



  • Exponential clustering
  • Lieb–Robinson bounds
  • Localization
  • Quantum oscillator systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics

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