Інститут фізики напівпровідників ім. В.Є. Лашкарьова НАН України
Національна академія наук України


Quantum Kinetic Theory and Applications: Electrons, Photons, Phonons

 Springer Science & Business Media, 8 июн. 2006 г. - Всего страниц: 784

 Vasko2    Physical kinetics is the final section of the course of theoretical physics in its standard presentation. It stays at the boundary between general theories and their applications (solid state theory, theory of gases, plasma, and so on), because the treatment of kinetic phenomena always depends on specific structural features of materials. On the other hand, the physical kinetics as a part of the quantum theory of macroscopic systems is far from being complete. A number of its fundamental issues, such as the problem of irreversibility and mechanisms of chaotic responses, are now attracting considerable attention. Other important sections, for example, kinetic phenomena in disordered and/or strongly non-equilibrium systems and, in particular, phase transitions in these systems, are currently under investigation. The quantum theory of measurements and quantum information processing actively developing in the last decade are based on the quantum kinetic theory. Because a deductive theoretical exposition of the subject is not c- venient, the authors restrict themselves to a lecture-style presentation. Now the physical kinetics seems to be at the stage of development when, according to Newton, studying examples is more instructive than leaving rules. In view of these circumstances, the methods of the kinetic theory are presented here not in a general form but as applications for description of specific systems and treatment of particular kinetic phenomena. The quantum features of kinetic phenomena can arise for several reasons. 

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