4-29 September 2017
Nordita, Stockholm
Europe/Stockholm timezone

Non equilibrium states with temperature profiles in (1+1)-dimensional Conformal Field Theory

13 Sep 2017, 10:00
122:026 (Nordita, Stockholm)


Nordita, Stockholm


Krzysztof Gawedzki (Laboratoire de Physique, ENS de Lyon FRANCE)


Many one-dimensional quantum systems possess phases with low-energy excitations described by Conformal Field Theory. Examples are carbon nanotubes, quantum Hall edge currents or XXZ spin-chains. Since (1+1)d conformal transformations can map homogeneous systems to nonhomogeneous ones, CFT may be employed to describe certain nonequilibrium situations. I shall discuss how it explains and generalizes the recent results of Langmann-Lebowitz-Mastropietro-Moosavi, Phys. Rev. B 95, 235142 (2017), about the dynamics of states with a preimposed temperature profile in the Luttinger model of 1d electrons.

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