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. 2002 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review B

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 35

complete list of authors

  • Pokrovsky, VL||Sinitsyn, NA

publication date

  • April 2002