Landau-Zener transitions in a linear chain Academic Article uri icon


  • We present an exact asymptotic solution for electron transition amplitudes in an infinite linear chain driven by an external time-dependent electric field. This solution extends the Landau-Zener theory for the case of an infinite number of states in the discrete spectrum. In addition to the transition amplitudes we calculate the effective diffusion constant.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics

author list (cited authors)

  • Pokrovsky, V. L., & Sinitsyn, N. A.

publication date

  • April 2002