01-240 Laszlo Erdos
Linear Boltzmann equation as the long time dynamics of an electron weakly coupled to a phonon field (349K, Latex with 13 .eps files) Jul 3, 01
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Abstract. We consider the long time evolution of a quantum particle weakly interacting with a phonon field. We show that in the weak coupling limit the Wigner distribution of the electron density matrix converges to the solution of the linear Boltzmann equation globally in time. The collision kernel is identified as the sum of an emission and an absorption term that depend on the equilibrium distribution of the free phonon modes.

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