Quantum phase transitions in dissipative tunnel junctions

  title={Quantum phase transitions in dissipative tunnel junctions},
  author={S. Drewes and Daniel P. Arovas and Scot R. Renn},
  journal={Physical Review B},
The Ueda-Guinea model of a dissipative tunnel junction is investigated. This model accounts for final-state effects associated with single-electron tunneling. A quantum phase transition emerges, marking a boundary betweeninsulating (Coulomb blockade) and conducting phases. The system is analyzed by large-N techniques, self-consistent harmonic approximation, and Monte Carlo methods. 
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