Ballistic transport: A view from the quantum theory of motion Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Ballistic transport of electrons through a quantum wire with a constriction is studied in terms of Bohm's interpretation of quantum mechanics, in which the concept of a particle orbit is permitted. The classical bouncing ball trajectories, which justify the name ``ballistic transport'', are established in the large wave number limit. The formation and the vital role of quantum vortices is investigated.

publication date

  • December 1994