Approach to equilibrium of a Quantum Glass

Zvi Ovadyahu
Racach Institute, Hebrew University

The out-of-equilibrium transport properties of some Anderson insulators exhibit slow relaxation and memory effects that are common characteristics of glasses. However, the temperature dependence of the relaxation in these electronic glasses differs from most other glasses. The possible relevance of the Quantum Zeno Effect and Quantum Friction to the Electron-Glass dynamics will be discussed.