Physicists’ Review Paper on Quantum Transport Could Pave the Way to Improved Energy Management at the Nanoscale

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SUTDDario Poletti
Instituto de Física da Universidade de São Paulo – Gabriel T. Landi
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf – Gernot Schaller

The insights from the review could lead to the innovation of novel materials and devices to manage and control transport at the nanoscale.

The quantum effects of physics have become increasingly important in the advancement of communications, computing and sensing in speed, power and precision like never before.

Through quantum mechanics, we can study the quantum effects – the physics of the transportation of intricate quantities such as particles, magnetisation and energy. In doing so, this can potentially spur the development of novel and powerful nanoelectronics such as thermal diodes.

The field of quantum transport has been well established, with about 100 years of research efforts that have been invested into advancing the discipline. However, the vast amount of available data as well as the complexity of the systems make it an arduous task to review and assess the information.

To bridge this gap, researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) collaborated with Instituto de Física da Universidade de São Paulo and Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf to publish a review paper titled, ‘Non-equilibrium boundary-driven quantum systems: models, methods and properties’, and provided an overview of the theoretical understanding of quantum systems. Their paper was published in the Reviews of Modern Physics.

You can find more details at https://www.sutd.edu.sg/Research/Research-News/2023/2/Physicists-review-paper-on-quantum-transport

2023-09-08T18:08:14+08:00