Quantum kinetic equations: Correlation dynamics and selfenergy

M. Bonitz, R. Binder, H. S. Köhler

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The derivation of non-Markovian quantum kinetic equations is reconsidered in the framework of density operators. Conventional derivations use for the decoupling of the BBGKY-hierarchy the assumption of vanishing three-particle correlations g123 = 0. This yields non-Markovian kinetic equations with infinite memory depth. We discuss a different closure relation to the hierarchy, which overcomes this difficulty without assumptions on weakening of initial correlations and in fact corresponds to the inclusion of selfenergy effects (beyond Hartree-Fock).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-113
Number of pages13
JournalContributions to Plasma Physics
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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