Title:MANY-PARTICLE CORRELATIONS AND BOUNDARY CONDITIONS IN
THE QUANTUM KINETIC
THEORY
Authors:V.G.Morozov (MIREA, Physics Department, Vernadsky Prospect,
78, 117454
Moscow, Russia), G.R\"opke (FB Physik, Universit\"at Rostock, D-18051
Rostock, Germany)
The problem of many-particle correlations in different approaches to the quantum kinetic theory is treated on the basis of Zubarev's method of the nonequilibrium statistical operator. It is shown that long-lived correlations can be incorporated through boundary conditions for reduced many-particle density matrices and the nonequilibrium real-time Green functions. Within the method of Green functions the boundary conditions are conveniently formulated in terms of the ``mixed'' Green functions defined on a directed contour with the real-time evolution governed by the Hamiltonian of the system and the ``imaginary-time'' evolution governed by the entropy operator. The perturbation expansion of the mixed Green function is obtained in terms of the interaction part of the Hamiltonian and the correlation part of the entropy operator.
Key words: nonequilibrium statistical operator, many-particle correlations,
nonequilibrium Green functions, the entropy operator
Comments: Figs. 2, Refs. 14, Tabs. 0.
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