Quantum Kinetic Theory

  • Michael Bonitz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 337-406

About this book


This book presents quantum kinetic theory in a comprehensive way. The focus is on density operator methods and on non-equilibrium Green functions. The theory allows to rigorously treat nonequilibrium dynamics in quantum many-body systems. Of particular interest are ultrafast processes in plasmas, condensed matter and trapped atoms that are stimulated by rapidly developing experiments with short pulse lasers and free electron lasers. To describe these experiments theoretically, the most powerful approach is given by non-Markovian quantum kinetic equations that are discussed in detail, including computational aspects.


BBGKY Hierarchy Density Operators Mean-field Approximation Non-Markovian Effects Non-equilibrium Green's Functions Quantum Kinetic Equations Spin Statistics T-matrix approximation kinetics vs. molecular dynamics random phase approximation

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Bonitz
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  1. 1.Universität KielKielGermany

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