Transport in nanoscale systems: a tale of moving electrons
Massimiliano Di Ventra
University of California, San Diego
Thursday, 29 January 2009, 13:30
Transport of electrical charge across a nanoscale system is accompanied by
many effects related to the interaction among electrons, and electrons and
ions . After a critical introduction of the transport problem I will
discuss relatively unexplored phenomena that occur in these systems like
turbulence of the electron liquid, local electron heating and the effect of
electron viscosity on resistance. I will provide both analytical results
and numerical examples of electron dynamics in nanoscale systems, and
discuss experimental tests of our predictions.
 M. Di Ventra, Electrical transport in nanoscale systems, Cambridge
University Press, Cambridge, 2008.