Monday, July 29, 2013

1307.7027 (Peter Degenfeld-Schonburg et al.)

Self-Consistent Projection Operator Approach to Quantum Many-Body

Peter Degenfeld-Schonburg, Michael J. Hartmann
The description of quantum many-body systems is an exceedingly cumbersome challenge since the dimensions of their Hilbert spaces scale exponentially with the number of constituents. Whereas mean-field approaches are expected to provide accurate descriptions for high dimensional lattices, numerical approaches based on the density matrix renormalization group have very successfully been applied to one-dimensional chains. Yet for two-dimensional lattices there is still a pressing need for efficient descriptions as these are expected to host some very intriguing but still illusive phenomena in quantum many-body physics. Here we derive an exact equation of motion for the reduced density matrices of individual subsystems of quantum many-body systems of any lattice dimension and arbitrary system size. Our projection operator based approach is thus highly efficient and not restricted to unitary dynamics. We show its excellent accuracy for moderate size one-dimensional and small two-dimensional systems where very accurate or exact numerical solutions are available.
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