Journal of statistical physics vol:113 issue:3-4 pages:549-574
This paper consists of two parts. First we set up a general scheme of local traps in a homogeneous deterministic quantum system. The current of particles caught by the trap is linked to the dynamical behaviour of the trap states. In this way, transport properties in a homogeneous system are related to spectral properties of a coherent dynamics. Next we apply the scheme to a system of Fermions in the one-particle approximation. We obtain in particular lower bounds for the dynamical entropy in terms of the current induced by the trap.