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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Derivation in a nonequilibrium ensemble formalism of a for-reaching generalization of a quantum Boltzmann theory
Author: Ramos, JG
Vasconcellos, AR
Luzzi, R
Abstract: Within the framework of the nonequilibrium statistical ensemble formalism provided by the nonequilibrium statistical operator method, we derive a quantum Boltzmann-style transport theory of a broad scope. This is done by choosing the single- and two-particle dynamical density operators as the basic informational-statistical variables. The equations of evolution for their average values over the nonequilibrium ensemble, the nonequilibrium-reduced Dirac-Landau-Bogoliubov-type density matrices, are obtained. From the resulting generalized nonlinear quantum transport theory, after resorting to perturbative-like expansions, a far-reaching generalization of Boltzmann equation for the single-particle distribution function is derived. A type of traditional Boltzmann equation follows after using stringent approximations, whose limits of validity are evaluated. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Country: Holanda
Editor: Elsevier Science Bv
Citation: Physica A. Elsevier Science Bv, v. 284, n. 41730, n. 140, n. 160, 2000.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/S0378-4371(00)00173-4
Date Issue: 2000
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