Nonequilibrium Green's Functions Approach to Inhomogeneous Systems

  • Karsten Balzer
  • Michael Bonitz

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 867)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Karsten Balzer, Michael Bonitz
      Pages 3-11
  3. Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Karsten Balzer, Michael Bonitz
      Pages 15-38
  4. Computational Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Karsten Balzer, Michael Bonitz
      Pages 41-54
    3. Karsten Balzer, Michael Bonitz
      Pages 55-71
  5. Applications for Inhomogeneous Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Karsten Balzer, Michael Bonitz
      Pages 75-82
    3. Karsten Balzer, Michael Bonitz
      Pages 83-104
    4. Karsten Balzer, Michael Bonitz
      Pages 105-107
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 109-130

About this book


This research monograph provides a pedagogical and self-contained introduction to non-equilibrium quantum particle dynamics for inhomogeneous systems, including a survey of recent breakthroughs pioneered by the authors and other groups.
The theoretical approach is based on real-time Green’s functions (Keldysh Green’s functions), directly solving the two-time Kadanoff-Baym equations (KBE).
This field has seen a rapid development over the last decade, with new applications emerging in plasma physics, semiconductor optics and transport, nuclear matter and high-energy physics.  
This text will be a valuable starting point and reference work for graduate students and researchers interested in the quantum dynamics of inhomogeneous systems.


Computational quantum many-body physics Kadanoff-Baym equations Keldysh Greens functions Non-equlibrium Green's function Open, interacting and inhomogenous systems Time-dependent many-body approach Two-time correlation function non-equilibrium quantum particle dynamics particle dynamics and quantum transport

Authors and affiliations

  • Karsten Balzer
    • 1
  • Michael Bonitz
    • 2
  1. 1.Max Planck Research Department for, Structural DynamicsUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Inst. Theoretische Physik und, AstrophysikUniversity of KielKielGermany

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