We investigate a mechanism to transiently stabilize topological phenomena in long-lived quasi-steady states of isolated quantum many-body systems driven at low frequencies. We obtain an analytical bound for the lifetime of the quasi-steady states which is exponentially large in the inverse driving frequency. Within this lifetime, the quasi-steady state is characterized by maximum entropy subject to the constraint of fixed number of particles in the system's Floquet-Bloch bands. In such a state, all the non-universal properties of these bands are washed out, hence only the topological properties persist.
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- 1 הטכניון – מכון טכנולוגי לישראל / Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
- 2 Institute of Science and Technology Austria [IST]
- 3 Niels Bohr Institute [NBI]
- 4 Weizmann Institute of Science
- 5 University of Chicago [UC]
- Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft / German Research FoundationDeutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft [DFG]
- European Research Council [ERC]
- FP7 People: Marie-Curie Actions (FP7 People) (through Organization: European Commission [EC])
- FP7 Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) (through Organization: European Commission [EC])
- Horizon 2020 (through Organization: European Commission [EC])
- Israel Science Foundation [ISF]
- Villum Fonden / Velux Foundation