We present some characteristic properties of the ground state of a two-level system linearly coupled to a phonon field. Such properties are valid over the whole range of the parameters appearing in the Hamiltonian of the system. The knowledge of these exact results provides a physical basis for an accurate variational determination of the ground state. A physical picture of the self-trapping transition is discussed in terms of particle-field correlations. Our treatment is based on operator methods combining symmetry considerations with some general properties of the lowest energy state

Physical properties of the ground state of a tunnelling particle in a phonon field in the intermediate coupling regime

PALADINO, ELISABETTA
1995

Abstract

We present some characteristic properties of the ground state of a two-level system linearly coupled to a phonon field. Such properties are valid over the whole range of the parameters appearing in the Hamiltonian of the system. The knowledge of these exact results provides a physical basis for an accurate variational determination of the ground state. A physical picture of the self-trapping transition is discussed in terms of particle-field correlations. Our treatment is based on operator methods combining symmetry considerations with some general properties of the lowest energy state
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