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Quantum theory of friction

Barnett, S.M. and Cresser, J.D. (2005) Quantum theory of friction. Physical Review A, 72 (2). 022107-1. ISSN 1050-2947

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We present a Markovian quantum theory of friction. Our approach is based on the idea that collisions between a Brownian particle and single molecules of the surrounding medium constitute, as far as the particle is concerned, instantaneous simultaneous measurements of its position and momentum.

Item type: Article
ID code: 2871
Keywords: quantum theory, quantum physics, friction, optics, photonics, Optics. Light, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Subjects: Science > Physics > Optics. Light
Department: Faculty of Science > Physics
Depositing user: Mr Derek Boyle
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2007
Last modified: 20 Oct 2015 11:41

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