Dynamics of reduced density matrices: Classical memory versus quantum nonlocality

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Abstract

The nonlocality in the path integral description of the reduced density matrix for a system interacting with a classical harmonic bath can be eliminated through the introduction of auxiliary variables, leading to Markovian equations. By contrast, the presence of an imaginary part in quantum mechanical response functions appears to prohibit similar approaches, necessitating explicit treatment of quantum nonlocality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2994-2998
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume109
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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