JETP Letters

, Volume 92, Issue 6, pp 370–374 | Cite as

Dynamic and spectral mixing in nanosystems

  • V. A. Benderskii
  • E. I. Kats


In the framework of a simple spin-boson Hamiltonian we study an interplay between dynamic and spectral roots to stochastic-like behavior. The Hamiltonian describes an initial vibrational state coupled to discrete dense spectrum reservoir. The reservoir states are formed by three sequences with rationally independent periodicities 1; 1 ± δ typical for vibrational states in many nanosize systems (e.g., large molecules containing CH2 fragment chains, or carbon nanotubes). We show that quantum evolution of the system is determined by a dimensionless parameter δΓ, where Γ is characteristic number of the reservoir states relevant for the initial vibrational level dynamics. When δΓ > 1 spectral chaos destroys recurrence cycles and the system state evolution is stochastic-like. In the opposite limit δΓ < 1 dynamics is regular up to the critical recurrence cycle k c and for larger k > k c dynamic mixing leads to quasi-stochastic time evolution. Our semi-quantitative analytic results are confirmed by numerical solution of the equation of motion. We anticipate that both kinds of stochastic-like behavior (namely, due to spectral mixing and recurrence cycle dynamic mixing) can be observed by femtosecond spectroscopy methods in nanosystems in the spectral window 1011–1013 s−1


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Benderskii
    • 1
  • E. I. Kats
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Problems of Chemical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesChernogolovka, Moscow regionRussia
  2. 2.Laue-Langevin InstituteGrenobleFrance
  3. 3.Landau Institute for Theoretical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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