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Equilibration of a spinless Luttinger liquid

Authors
  • Matveev, K. A.
  • Andreev, A. V.
Type
Published Article
Publication Date
Jul 20, 2011
Submission Date
Jul 20, 2011
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.85.041102
Source
arXiv
License
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Abstract

We study how a Luttinger liquid of spinless particles in one dimension approaches thermal equilibrium. Full equilibration requires processes of backscattering of excitations which occur at energies of order of the bandwidth. Such processes are not accounted for by the Luttinger liquid theory. We treat the high-energy excitations as mobile impurities and derive an expression for the equilibration rate in terms of their spectrum. Our results apply at any interaction strength.

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