Landauer transport with inelastic scattering

Y. Imry*, O. Entin-Wohlman, A. Aharony

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The Landauer transport formulation is generalized to the case of a dynamic scatterer with arbitrary energy levels, weakly coupled to a long ideal noninteracting wire. The two-terminal linear conductance of the device is expressed in terms of the (inelastic) scattering cross-sections of the electrons off the scatterer, using a Fermi-liquid picture for the scattering states of the whole system. Assuming unitarity, i. e. the optical theorem, we obtain the same results from a Kubo linear-response treatment and from a Keldysh technique approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-269
Number of pages7
JournalEurophysics Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - 15 Oct 2005


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