Semiclassical limit of quantum dynamics with rough potentials and well posedness of transport equations with measure initial data

Ambrosio Luigi - Figalli Alessio - Friesecke Gero - Giannoulis Johannes - Paul Thierry

year: 2011
journal: Comm. Pure Appl. Math.
abstract: We prove convergence of the Wigner transforms of solutions to the Schrodinger equation, in a semiclassical limit, to solutions to the Liouville equation. We are able to include in our convergence result rough or singular potentials (with Coulomb repulsive singularities) provided convergence is understood for ``almost all'' initial data. The rigorous statement involves a suitable extension of the DiPerna-Lions theory to the infinite-dimensional space of probability measure, where both the Wigner and the Liouville dynamics can be read. The paper is a continuation of previous work by Ambrosio, Friesecke and Giannoulis.

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