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Physics - Theoretical, Mathematical & Computational Physics | Nonequilibrium Green's Functions Approach to Inhomogeneous Systems

Nonequilibrium Green's Functions Approach to Inhomogeneous Systems

Series: Lecture Notes in Physics, Vol. 867

Balzer, Karsten, Bonitz, Michael

2013, XII, 130 p. 31 illus.

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  • First monographical account of this topic
  • Both self-contained and state-of-the art
  • Authored by leading researchers in the field

This research monograph provides a pedagogical and self-contained introduction to non-equilibrium quantum particle dynamics for inhomogeneous systems, including a survey of recent breakthroughs pioneered by the authors and other groups.
The theoretical approach is based on real-time Green’s functions (Keldysh Green’s functions), directly solving the two-time Kadanoff-Baym equations (KBE).
This field has seen a rapid development over the last decade, with new applications emerging in plasma physics, semiconductor optics and transport, nuclear matter and high-energy physics.  
This text will be a valuable starting point and reference work for graduate students and researchers interested in the quantum dynamics of inhomogeneous systems.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Computational quantum many-body physics - Kadanoff-Baym equations - Keldysh Greens functions - Non-equlibrium Green's function - Open, interacting and inhomogenous systems - Time-dependent many-body approach - Two-time correlation function - non-equilibrium quantum particle dynamics - particle dynamics and quantum transport

Related subjects » Quantum Physics - Theoretical, Mathematical & Computational Physics

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