Asban, Ofek
PhD student
 asban@post.bgu.ac.il
 Office
 54/219
 Research type
 Theoretical
 Research topics
We investigate the effects of interactions and disorder in open quantum systems.
Past projects:
(1) Using a meanfield master equation approach we calculate the effects of disorder and interactions on the relaxation of interacting Twolevel systems (dipolar spinglass) near equilibrium. We found that interactions increase the relaxation rate contrary to the Electronglass system.
(2) We derived an effective action that describes the effects of disordered Fermi liquid on the conductance of Electronglass system coupled to phonons. We found competing effects between the renormalization of the density of states which tends to increase the conductivity and the polaronic effect which decreases it. The total effect in a wide regime of parameters was a reduction in the conductivity as observed in experiments.Current Project:
We investigate the effects of corrections beyond the static (Hartree) meanfield solution on the conductance of the electron glass system. Using $\Psi$ functional approach (a generalization of the Luttinger–Ward functional) we calculate systematically the selfenergy corrections to the propagators of the model. The different contributions are: (1) renormalization of the density of states , (2) renormalization of the polaronic effect, (3) Electronhole interactions (ladder), and (4) a non perturbative coulomb blockade (similar to zero bias anomaly).
As expected contributions Num. 1  Num. 3 seems to contribute to the increase of the conductivity while Num .4 decreases the it. It is then left to estimate qualitatively if the overall effect increases or decreases the conductivity.Secondary project:
LocalizationDelocalization and DampedOverdamped transitions of the Spinboson model at finite temperature.
Responsibilities
Education

2016
now,
PhD
Dynamics and phase transition of dissipative systems
with Moshe Schechter 
2013
2016,
MSc
Relaxation of glassy systems
with Moshe Schechter
Researcher identification
Publications
 Asban, O. and Burin, A. and Shnirman, A. and Schechter, M., Polaronic Effect Of A Metal Layer On Variable Range Hopping, Phys. Rev. B 045129 (2021)
 Asban, Ofek And Amir, Ariel And Imry, Yoseph And Schechter, Moshe, Effect Of Interactions And Disorder On The Relaxation Of TwoLevel Systems In Amorphous Solids, Physical Review B 144207 (2017)