On the assumption of initial factorization in the master equation for weakly coupled systems I

General framework

S. Tasaki, Kazuya Yuasa, P. Facchi, G. Kimura, Hiromichi Nakazato, I. Ohba, S. Pascazio

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    Abstract

    We analyze the dynamics of a quantum mechanical system in interaction with a reservoir when the initial state is not factorized. In the weak-coupling (van Hove) limit, the dynamics can be properly described in terms of a master equation, but a consistent application of Nakajima-Zwanzig's projection method requires that the reference (not necessarily equilibrium) state of the reservoir be endowed with the mixing property.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)631-656
    Number of pages26
    JournalAnnals of Physics
    Volume322
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar

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    Keywords

    • Correlations
    • Dissipation
    • Master equation
    • Nakajima-Zwanzig's projection method
    • van Hove's limit

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    On the assumption of initial factorization in the master equation for weakly coupled systems I : General framework. / Tasaki, S.; Yuasa, Kazuya; Facchi, P.; Kimura, G.; Nakazato, Hiromichi; Ohba, I.; Pascazio, S.

    In: Annals of Physics, Vol. 322, No. 3, 03.2007, p. 631-656.

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