We study the nonequilibrium dynamics of small, strongly correlated clusters, described by a Hubbard Hamiltonian, by propagating in time the Kadanoff-Baym equations within the Hartree-Fock, second Born, GW, and T-matrix approximations. We compare the results to exact numerical solutions. We find that the time-dependent T matrix is overall superior to the other approximations, and is in good agreement with the exact results in the low-density regime. In the long time limit, the many-body approximations attain an unphysical steady state which we attribute to the implicit inclusion of infinite-order diagrams in a few-body system.
Subject classification (UKÄ)
- Condensed Matter Physics