Open Quantum Systems: Density Matrix Formalism and Applications

  • David G. Tempel
  • Joel Yuen-Zhou
  • Alán Aspuru-Guzik
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 837)


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.


Density Matrix Master Equation Open Quantum System Markov Approximation Memory Kernel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David G. Tempel
    • 1
  • Joel Yuen-Zhou
    • 2
  • Alán Aspuru-Guzik
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry and Chemical BiologyHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  3. 3.Department of Chemistry and Chemical BiologyHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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