2024 Student Research Conference:
37th Annual Student Research Conference

Time Crystals: A New Phase of Matter

Andrew L. Miller
Dr. Rasanjali Jayathissa, Faculty Mentor

Time crystals are a phase of matter in which the time translational symmetry (TTS) in its broken state is found to be periodic. Time crystals were first theorized by Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek in 2012, and first created by a team of scientists in 2016, from the University of Maryland. However, time crystals are difficult to create and have only been successfully created a few times since. Current research shows strong correlation between time crystals and quantum applications. For example, due to its periodic nature, time crystals could be used to build a quantum memory device. This study analyzes the work of various scientists and investigates the potential applications of the time crystals in gaining comprehensive knowledge of the subject.

Keywords: Time Crystals, Many-Body Localization, Quantum Memory, Time Translational Symmetry, Floquet Theory


Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

Session: 109-3
Location: MG 1096
Time: 9:45

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