A Model of the Electron Transport in a Quantum Wire with Contacts
T. Jungwirth
Institute of Physics, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Na Slovance 2, 180 40 Prague 8, Czecho-Slovakia
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A new model of the electron transport in a quantum wire with contacts is presented. The contact between the reservoir and the quantum past of the system is assumed to be lengthwise the ideal lead. The equilibrium state of electrons in the reservoir gives the final distribution of a non-equilibrium electron system in the ideal lead. The model enables a continuous quasi-1D description of the electron transport evoked by a difference of chemical potentials as well as by a difference of temperatures of reservoirs.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.82.882
PACS numbers: 73.20.Dx