Lindblad dissipative dynamics in presence of phase coexistence


Phys. Rev. B 100, 125102


May, 2019


Andrea Nava, Michele Fabrizio

We investigate the dissipative dynamics yielded by the Lindblad equation within the coexistence region around a first order phase transition. In particular, we consider an exactly-solvable fullyconnected quantum Ising model with n-spin exchange (n > 2) - the prototype of quantum first order phase transitions - and several variants of the Lindblad equations. We show that physically sound results, including exotic non-equilibrium phenomena like the Mpemba effect, can be obtained only when the Lindblad equation involves jump operators defined for each of the coexisting phases, whether stable or metastable.