Hopping Kinetics, Quantum Dynamics and Transport

  • Werner EbelingEmail author
  • Vladimir E. Fortov
  • Vladimir Filinov
Part of the Springer Series in Plasma Science and Technology book series (SSPST)


In this chapter we begin by examining simple models of electron hopping between bound states located on sites or atoms. In particular, we investigate electron hopping on classical dynamic lattices. Then we discuss models of molecular dynamics of electrons based on effective potential interactions, including models of Wigner dynamics with coordinate- and momentum-dependent interactions in phase space. Finally, we study several molecular dynamics models based on wave packet dynamics. The powerful methods of quantum Monte Carlo simulations will be treated in Chaps.  9 and  10.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Werner Ebeling
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vladimir E. Fortov
    • 2
  • Vladimir Filinov
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für PhysikHumboldt Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Joint Institute for High TemperaturesRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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