Publication Details (including relevant citation information):
Proc. SPIE Vol. 4762 (2002) 247.
We derive a quantum master equation for a system of femions coupled to the blackbody radiation field and to many other excitations of the surrounding particles. In comparison with other master equations for many-level systems, the new master equation depends on microscopic coefficients (as functions of physical constants, matrix elements, densitie of the environment states, and occupation probabilities of these states), and includes two additional terms: (1) a term depending on the selfconsistent field of the collective motion of the system or of other surrounding particles, and (2) a non-Markovian term.