Transmission in ballistic quantum dots

D. K. Ferry, R. Akis, J. P. Bird

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In 1957, Landauer revolutionized the approach to the treatment of transport in condensed matter systems through the concept that the conductance could be directly related to the transmission coefficient through the system. Recently, this idea has become all pervasive in the study of mesoscopic systems, Here, we discuss the transport of ballistic carriers through strongly confined (but open) systems, known as quantum dots. The idea of transmission allows the connection of both classical and quantum concepts, and this opens the door to extend these studies to that of the quantum-to-classical transition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)611-619
Number of pages9
JournalSuperlattices and Microstructures
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Mar 1998


  • Ballistic transport
  • Fluctuations
  • Periodic orbits
  • Quantum dots

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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