Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/186508
Title:
Quantum transport theory.
Author:
Shin, Ghi Ryang.
Issue Date:
1993
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Within the framework of the quantum transport theory based on the Wigner transform of the density matrix I study first in non-relativistic and subsequently in relativistic formulation a number of applications. I also develop further the recently proposed relativistic theory: the classical limit is carefully derived and the integral equations of the relativistic Wigner function derived explicitly. I show how it is possible to obtain the Schwinger like particle production rate from relativistic quantum transport equations. Noteworthy numerical results address the shape of the relativistic Wigner function of a given quantum state. Other numerical studies are primarily oriented towards the time evolution of the Wigner function--I can presently solve only the nonrelativistic case in which there is no mixing between particle production and flow phenomena: I consider numerically the fate of the muon after muon catalyzed fusion.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Dissertations, Academic.; Nuclear physics.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Physics; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Rafelski, Johann

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleQuantum transport theory.en_US
dc.creatorShin, Ghi Ryang.en_US
dc.contributor.authorShin, Ghi Ryang.en_US
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractWithin the framework of the quantum transport theory based on the Wigner transform of the density matrix I study first in non-relativistic and subsequently in relativistic formulation a number of applications. I also develop further the recently proposed relativistic theory: the classical limit is carefully derived and the integral equations of the relativistic Wigner function derived explicitly. I show how it is possible to obtain the Schwinger like particle production rate from relativistic quantum transport equations. Noteworthy numerical results address the shape of the relativistic Wigner function of a given quantum state. Other numerical studies are primarily oriented towards the time evolution of the Wigner function--I can presently solve only the nonrelativistic case in which there is no mixing between particle production and flow phenomena: I consider numerically the fate of the muon after muon catalyzed fusion.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectDissertations, Academic.en_US
dc.subjectNuclear physics.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysicsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairRafelski, Johannen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberThews, Robert L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKohler, Sigurden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberShupe, Michael A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMcIntyre, Laurence C.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest9421736en_US
dc.identifier.oclc721395049en_US
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