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Dieter Jaksch awarded with the 2018 Thomas Young Medal and Prize

for "his contributions to theoretical proposals enabling the study of non-equilibrium quantum many-body dynamics with unprecedented microscopic control in ultra-cold atoms, and establishing them as a quantum technologies platform".

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Publication Detail / Abstract

G. Mazza, A. Georges

Nonequilibrium superconductivity in driven alkali-doped fullerides

published in Physical Review B on August 15, 2017
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We investigate the formation of nonequilibrium superconducting states in driven alkali-doped fullerides A3C60. Within a minimal three-orbital model for the superconductivity of these materials, it was recently demonstrated theoretically that an orbital-dependent imbalance of the interactions leads to an enhancement of superconductivity at equilibrium [M. Kim et al., Phys. Rev. B 94, 155152 (2016)]. We investigate the dynamical response to a time-periodic modulation of this interaction imbalance and show that it leads to the formation of a transient superconducting state which survives much beyond the equilibrium critical temperature Tc. For a specific range of frequencies, we find that the driving reduces superconductivity when applied to a superconducting state below Tc while still inducing a superconducting state when the initial temperature is larger than Tc. These findings reinforce the relevance of the interaction-imbalance mechanism as a possible explanation of the recent experimental observation of light-induced superconductivity in alkali-doped fullerenes.
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