Transport of a quantum particle in a time-dependent white-noise potential

Peter D. Hislop, Kay Kirkpatrick, Stefano Olla, Jeffrey Schenker

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We show that a quantum particle in Rd, for d ≥ 1, subject to a white-noise potential, moves superballistically in the sense that the mean square displacement 2¢(x, x, t) dx grows like t3 in any dimension. The white-noise potential is Gaussian distributed with an arbitrary spatial correlation function and a delta correlation function in time. Similar results were established in one dimension by Jayannavar and Kumar [Phys. Rev. Lett. 48(8), 553-556 (1982)], and for any dimension using different methods by Fischer et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 73(12), 1578-1581 (1994)]. We also prove that for the same white-noise potential model on the lattice Zd, for d ≥ 1, the mean square displacement is diffusive growing like t1. This behavior on the lattice is consistent with the diffusive behavior observed for similar models on the lattice Zd with a time-dependent Markovian potential by Kang and Schenker [J. Stat. Phys. 134, 1005-1022 (2009)].

Original languageEnglish
Article number083303
JournalJournal of Mathematical Physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2019

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  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics


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