# Mean-field Evolution of Fermionic Mixed States

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Niels Benedikter, Vojkan Jaksic, Marcello Porta, Chiara Saffirio, Benjamin Schlein

Niels Benedikter, Vojkan Jaksic, Marcello Porta, Chiara Saffirio, Benjamin Schlein

**4/11/14**Published in : arXiv:1411.0843

In this paper we study the dynamics of fermionic mixed states in the mean-field regime. We consider initial states which are close to quasi-free states and prove that, under suitable assumptions on the inital data and on the many-body interaction, the quantum evolution of such initial data is well approximated by a suitable quasi-free state. In particular we prove that the evolution of the reduced one-particle density matrix converges, as the number of particles goes to infinity, to the solution of the time-dependent Hartree-Fock equation. Our result holds for all times, and gives effective estimates on the rate of convergence of the many-body dynamics towards the Hartree-Fock one.