In the microscopic modeling of new-generation electronic quantum nanodevices a variety of simulation strategies have been proposed and employed. Aim of this Letter is to point out virtues versus intrinsic limitations of non-Markovian density-matrix approaches; we shall show that the usual mean-field treatment may lead to highly unphysical results, like negative distribution probabilities and non-dissipative behaviours, which are particularly severe in zero-dimensional electronic systems coupled to dispersionless phonon modes. This is in striking contrast with Markovian treatments, where a proper combination of adiabatic limit and mean-field schemes guarantees a physically acceptable solution; as a result, the unusual conclusion is that two approximations are better than one.
|Titolo:||Electronic phase coherence vs. dissipation in solid-state quantum devices: Two approximations are better than one|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1209/0295-5075/112/67005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|