Nonequilibrium perturbation theory in Liouville-Fock space for inelastic electron transport

Alan A. Dzhioev, D. S. Kosov

We use super-fermion representation of quantum kinetic equation to develop nonequilibrium perturbation theory for inelastic electron current through quantum dot. We derive Lindblad type kinetic equation for an embedded quantum dot (i.e. a quantum dot connected to Lindblad dissipators through a buffer zone). The kinetic equation is converted to non-Hermitian field theory in Liouville-Fock space. The general nonequilibrium many-body perturbation theory is developed and applied to the quantum dot with electron-vibron and electron-electron interactions. Our perturbation theory becomes equivalent to Keldysh nonequilibrium Green’s functions perturbative treatment provided that the buffer zone is large enough to alleviate the problems associated with approximations of the Lindblad kinetic equation.

http://arxiv.org/abs/1201.1230
Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics (cond-mat.mes-hall)

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