Aharonov-Bohm effect in the presence of dissipative environments

Baruch Horovitz, Pierre Le Doussal

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We study a particle on a ring in presence of various dissipative environments. We develop and solve a variational scheme assuming low-frequency dominance. Our solution produces a renormalization-group (RG) transformation to all orders in the inverse dissipation strength and, in particular, reproduces known two-loop results. Our RG leads to a weak dissipation parameter, for which a weak-coupling expansion for the position correlation function shows a 1/ τ2 decay in imaginary time.

Original languageEnglish
Article number155127
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number15
StatePublished - 19 Oct 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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