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bibo_abstract:
- We study the dynamics of an electron weakly coupled to a phonon gas. The initial
state of the electron is the superposition of two spatially localized distant
bumps moving towards each other, and the phonons are in a thermal state. We investigate
the dynamics of the system in the kinetic regime and show that the time evolution
makes the non-diagonal terms of the density matrix of the electron decay, destroying
the interference between the two bumps. We show that such a damping effect is
exponential in time, and the related decay rate is proportional to the total scattering
cross section of the electron-phonon interaction.@eng
bibo_authorlist:
- foaf_Person:
foaf_givenName: Riccardo
foaf_name: Adami, Riccardo
foaf_surname: Adami
- foaf_Person:
foaf_givenName: László
foaf_name: László Erdös
foaf_surname: Erdös
foaf_workInfoHomepage: http://www.librecat.org/personId=4DBD5372-F248-11E8-B48F-1D18A9856A87
orcid: 0000-0001-5366-9603
bibo_doi: 10.1007/s10955-008-9561-8
bibo_issue: '2'
bibo_volume: 132
dct_date: 2008^xs_gYear
dct_publisher: Springer@
dct_title: Rate of decoherence for an electron weakly coupled to a phonon gas@
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