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Ballistic Transport is Dissipative: The Why and How

Das, Mukunda P; Green, F


In the ballistic limit, the Landauer conductance steps of a mesoscopic quantum wire have been explained by coherent and dissipationless transmission of individual electrons across a one-dimensional barrier. This leaves untouched the central issue of conduction: a quantum wire, albeit ballistic, has finite resistance and so must dissipate energy. Exactly how does the quantum wire shed its excess electrical energy? We show that the answer is provided, uniquely, by many-body quantum kinetics. Not...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/17/46/N01


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