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Title: Negative differential conductivity in far-from-equilibrium quantum spin chains
Authors: Benenti, G.
Casati, G. 
Prosen, T.
Rossini, D.
Issue Date: 2009
Source: Benenti, G., Casati, G., Prosen, T., Rossini, D. (2009). Negative differential conductivity in far-from-equilibrium quantum spin chains. EPL 85 (3) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: We show that, when a finite anisotropic Heisenberg spin-1/2 chain in the gapped regime is driven far from equilibrium, oppositely polarized ferromagnetic domains build up at the edges of the chain, thus suppressing quantum spin transport. As a consequence, a negative differential conductivity regime arises, where increasing the driving decreases the current. The above results are explained in terms of magnon localization and are shown to be structurally stable against breaking of integrability. Copyright © 2009 EPLA.
Source Title: EPL
ISSN: 02955075
DOI: 85/37001
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