• Relaxation behaviour of a biased two-level system, in metals in the weak damping limit

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      Quantum dissipation; diffusion in metals; tunneling; biased two-level systems; relaxation phenomena; neutron scattering

    • Abstract


      The dynamic properties of a biased two-level system in contact with a dissipative bath are studied in the weak coupling limit using a resolvent expansion method. The theory yields consistent results at low temperatures, a regime in which the widely used dilute bounce gas approximation (DBGA) to an underlying functional integral expression breaks down. The present results are however equivalent to a recently adapted functional integral technique that goes beyond the DBGA. The calculated expressions are relevant for analyzing the neutron scattering data on tunneling of light interstitials, e.g., hydrogen, in metals, at very low temperatures.

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      Tabish Qureshi1 Sushanta Dattagupta1

      1. School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi - 110 067, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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