CMT Group Meeting

Speaker: Ted Pudlik, Boston University

When: February 4, 2015 (Wed), 11:00AM to 12:00PM (add to my calendar)
Location: SCI 328

This event is part of the Condensed Matter Theory Seminar Series.

Title: CMT group meeting Abstract: "A mesoscopic magnetron as an open quantum system" -- The emergence of materials with room temperature electron mean free paths of a micron or more opens up new possibilities in the design of solid state devices. One such potential new paradigm are solid state quasi-free electron devices, which promise to combine the wide frequency tunability of classical vacuum tube devices with the small size and low costs of semiconductor technology. As a step towards realistic models of these devices, we develop a quantum mechanical description of a mesoscopic magnetron, in which the vacuum chamber of the traditional magnetron is replaced with a semiconductor. We show that the problem can be mapped to a Bose-Hubbard dimer coupled to a dissipative bath and study the effect of the band structure of the medium on device performance.