PREPRINT
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Soft Modes, Quantum Transport and Kinetic Entropy

Yu. B. Ivanov, J. Knoll, H. Van Hees, D. N. Voskresensky
arXiv:nucl-th/0001063

Submitted on 31 January 2000

Abstract

The effects of the propagation of particles which have a finite life-time and an according width in their mass spectrum are discussed in the context of transport descriptions. In the first part the coupling of soft photon modes to a source of charged particles is studied in a classical model which can be solved completely in analytical terms. The solution corresponds to a re-summation of certain field theory diagrams. The general properties of broad resonances in dense finite temperature systems are discussed at the example of the ρ-meson in hadronic matter. The second part addresses the problem of transport descriptions which also account for the damping width of the particles. The Kadanoff--Baym equation after gradient approximation together with the Φ-derivable method of Baym provides a self-consistent and conserving scheme. Memory effects appearing in collision term diagrams of higher order are discussed. We derive a generalized expression for the nonequilibrium kinetic entropy flow, which includes corrections from fluctuations and mass-width effects. In special cases an H-theorem is proved. Memory effects in collision terms provide contributions to the kinetic entropy flow that in the Fermi-liquid case recover the famous bosonic type T3lnT correction to the specific heat of liquid Helium-3.

Preprint

Comment: Contribution to Proc. of Int. Workshop "Kadanoff-Baym Equations - Progress and Perspectives for Many-Body Physics" Rostock (Germany), September 20-24 1999, ed. M.Bonitz, World Scientific (2000)

Subjects: Nuclear Theory; Astrophysics; High Energy Physics - Phenomenology; Quantum Physics

URL: https://arxiv.org/abs/nucl-th/0001063