We study the fate of many-body localization (MBL) in the presence of long-range hopping (∼1/rσ) in a system subjected to an electric field (static and time periodic) along with a slowly varying aperiodic potential. We show that the MBL in the static electric field model is robust against arbitrary long-range hopping, in sharp contrast to other disordered models, where MBL is killed by sufficiently long range hopping. Next, we show that the drive-induced phenomena associated with an ac square wave electric field are also robust against long-range hopping. Specifically, we obtain drive-induced MBL, where a high-frequency drive can convert the ergodic phase into the MBL phase. Remarkably, we find that a coherent destruction of MBL is also possible with the aid of a resonant drive. Thus in both the static and time-periodic square wave electric field models, the qualitative properties of the system are independent of whether the hopping is short range or long range.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics