Exclusion principle and theLandauer-Buttiker formalism The Landauer-Buttiker formalism has been very successful in describingelectronic. Landauer-Büttiker formalism. Calculation of the electronic current flowing through a system due to application of external bias voltage is one of the most difficult. Landauer-Büttiker formalism. Examples. Farkas Dániel Gergely. Msc physics student. 1. Contents. Difference of potencials; Difference of temperatures.

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Conversely, the quantum confinement in the lsndauer GNR channel constricts the number of modes to carrier degeneracy and restrictions from the energy dispersion relationship and the Brillouin zone.

For example, ballistic transport can be observed in a metal nanowire: The specific problem is: For the 1D graphene nanoribbon field effect transistor GNR-FET on the right where the channel is assumed to be ballisticthe current from A to B, given by the Boltzmann transport equationis. The dominant scattering mechanism at room temperature is that of electrons emitting optical phonons. Ballistic thermal transport has been observed in multiple fodmalism systems [8]. Electrons have several properties: Ballistic conduction is typically observed in quasi-1D structures, such as carbon nanotubes or silicon landauefbecause of extreme size quantization effects in these materials.

Ballistic transport is coherent in wave mechanics terms. Fromalism pure diamond can have a significantly higher thermal conductivity. Ballistic conduction is not limited to electrons or holes but can also apply to phonons. For a given particle, a mean free path can be described as being the average length that the electron can travel freely, i. Ballistic electrons behave like light in a waveguide or a high-quality optical assembly.


Phys. Rev. B 45, () – Exclusion principle and the Landauer-B\”uttiker formalism

But there is still almost no energy loss. Formslism conduction differs from superconductivity due to the absence of the Meissner effect in the material. There are also other scattering mechanisms which apply to different carriers that are not considered here e.

A ballistic conductor would stop conducting if the driving force is turned off, whereas in a superconductor current would continue to flow after the driving supply is disconnected. Phenomena like double-slit interferencespatial resonance and other optical or microwave -like effects could be exploited in electronic systems at nanoscale in systems including nanowires and nanotubes.

Ballistic conduction

Non-ballistic electrons behave like light diffused in milk or reflected off a white wall or a piece of paper. Articles needing cleanup from March All pages needing cleanup Cleanup tagged articles with a reason field from March Wikipedia pages needing cleanup from March All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July Articles with unsourced statements from June Articles with unsourced statements from February Electrons can be scattered several ways in a conductor.

A comparison lajdauer light provides an analogy between ballistic and non-ballistic conduction. This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Vuttiker and Privacy Policy. Thus, ballistic transport in a material is determined by how ballistically conductive that material is. Like monochromatic light passing through milk, electrons undergo elastic interactions.

Some kinds of scattering can only cause a change in electron direction, others can cause energy loss. Heat conduction can experience ballistic thermal transport when heating size is larger than phonon mean free paths.


Nanoelectronics Charge carriers Mesoscopic physics. Retrieved from ” https: Therefore, even in the case of a perfect ballistic transport, there is a fundamental ballistic conductance which saturates the current of the device with a resistance of approximately Electrons which undergo inelastic interaction are then similar to non-monochromatic light.

If the electrons undergo inelastic interactions too, they lose energy and the result is a second mechanism of resistance. From the resistance point of view, stochastic not oriented movement of electrons is useless even if they carry the same energy — they move thermally.

Since the contacts and the GNR channel are connected by leads, the transmission probability is smaller at contacts A and B. Role of phonon energy and gate bias”. You still can deterministically predict its behavior and use it for computation theoretically.

Over a limited distance, the electron wave function will remain coherent. As mentioned, nanostructures such as carbon nanotubes or graphene nanoribbons are often considered ballistic, but these devices only very closely resemble ballistic conduction. For example, electrons in carbon nanotubes have two intervalley modes and two spin modes. The contacts have a multiplicity of modes due to their larger size in comparison to the channel.