Spontaneous creation of dissipation in thermo field dynamics and its examples

T. Arimitsu*, H. Umezawa, Y. Yamanaka, N. J. Papastamatiou

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This article reviews the formulation of the self-consistent renormalization method in thermo field dynamics and the way this can lead to the spontaneous creation of dissipation in an isolated system. The general theory is illustrated by an explicit solution of a model of a system interacting with a reservoir, and is also applied to a relativistic self-interacting scalar model. The appearance of dissipation is shown. We also compare thermo field dynamics with the path-ordering formalism of Schwinger and Keldysh and the Liouville equation formalism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-45
Number of pages19
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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