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Fundamentals of Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory

Volume 837 of the series Lecture Notes in Physics pp 211-229

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Open Quantum Systems: Density Matrix Formalism and Applications

  • David G. TempelAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, Harvard University
  • , Joel Yuen-ZhouAffiliated withDepartment of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
  • , Alán Aspuru-GuzikAffiliated withDepartment of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University

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Abstract

In its original formulation, TDDFT addresses the isolated dynamics of electronic systems evolving unitarily (Runge and Gross 1984). However, there exist many situations in which the electronic degrees of freedom are not isolated, but must be treated as a subsystem imbedded in a much larger thermal bath.