Barnett, S M and Jeffers, J and Cresser, J D (2006) From measurements to quantum friction. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 18 (16). S401-S410. ISSN 0953-8984Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
We present a quantum theory of friction in which interactions with the surrounding medium are described by generalized measurements of the particle's position and momentum. The theory predicts intrinsically quantum contributions to the particle's steady-state energy and to the associated diffusion in position. We discuss the physical significance of these and demonstrate their significance in ensuring a well behaved theory.
|Keywords:||brownian-motion, master equation, dynamical semigroups, atomic systems, dissipation, Optics. Light, Materials Science(all), Condensed Matter Physics|
|Subjects:||Science > Physics > Optics. Light|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||15 Jun 2011 15:39|
|Last modified:||27 Apr 2016 16:42|