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22 Feb, 2019 · 12:00 al 22 Feb, 2019 · 13:30 Facultad de Ciencias

Seminario “Quantum transport on lattices”

Daniel Manzano

Conferencias, seminarios, divulgación científica

Seminario impartido por Daniel Manzano.

Resumen: Quantum transport in lattices is a major field of study nowadays. It has been probed that a lattice composed by harmonic oscillators connected to two thermal baths at different temperatures behaves ballistically in any dimension [1]. On the other hand, if the lattice is composed by spins it is ballistic only in the one-dimensional case [2, 3]. In the simplest two-dimensional spin lattice, a ladder, it has been numerically probed the existence of both ballistic and non-ballistic channels [4].
In this talk, I will show that both fermionic and bosonic uniform d-dimensional lattices can be reduced to a set of independent one-dimensional chains [5]. This reduction leads to the expression for ballistic energy fluxes in uniform fermionic and bosonic lattices. By the use of the Jordan-Wigner transformation, we can extend our analysis to spin lattices, proving the coexistence of both ballistic and non-ballistic subspaces in any dimension and for any system size. We then relate the nature of transport to the number of excitations in the homogeneous spin lattice, indicating that a single excitation always propagates ballistically and that the non-ballistic behaviour of uniform spin lattices is a consequence of the interaction between different excitations.



22 febrero

12:00 - 13:30