Near-frozen high energy state in a chiral channel driven out of equilibrium

Stefan G. Fischer, Yigal Meir, Yuval Gefen, Bernd Rosenow

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Ergodic many-body systems are expected to reach quasi-thermal equilibrium. Here we demonstrate that, surprisingly, high-energy electrons, which are injected into an interacting one-dimensional quantum Hall edge mode, stabilize at a far-from-thermalized state over a long-time scale. To detect this non-equilibrium state, one positions an energy-resolved detector downstream of the point of injection. Previous works have shown that electron distributions, which undergo short-ranged interactions, generically relax to near-thermal asymptotic states. Here, we consider screened interactions of finite range. The thus-obtained many-body state comprises fast-decaying transient components, followed by a nearly frozen distribution with a peak near the injection energy.
Original languageEnglish GB
StatePublished - 2 Aug 2021


  • cond-mat.mes-hall
  • cond-mat.str-el


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