Theory of adiabatic evolution

Jonas Larson, Erik Sjöqvist, Patrik Öhberg

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Abstract

We identify two scenarios where the concept of adiabaticity emerges, differing on whether the slow parameters are themselves dynamical variables or not. In both cases, the separation of time-scales leads to synthetic gauge structures that have measurable consequences. We describe the basic theory of adiabatic evolution. Conical intersections, which are points in the space of slow parameters where two or more energies cross, are of central importance for the understanding of the emergent synthetic gauge fields in adiabatic systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConical Intersections in Physics
PublisherSpringer
Pages5-32
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9783030348823
ISBN (Print)9783030348816
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Physics
Volume965
ISSN (Print)0075-8450
ISSN (Electronic)1616-6361

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Larson, J., Sjöqvist, E., & Öhberg, P. (2020). Theory of adiabatic evolution. In Conical Intersections in Physics (pp. 5-32). (Lecture Notes in Physics; Vol. 965). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-34882-3_2