Issues in general quantum transport with complex potentials

D. K. Ferry, J. R. Barker

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Complex potentials have been used previously to simulate dissipative processes in quantum simulations of transport and scattering. A general formulation is presented which shows how such non-Hermitian terms can lead to changes in the dynamics of transport operators, and to the decay of hydrodynamic quantities such as phase, energy, and momentum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)582-584
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 25 1999

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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