IJPAM: Volume 61, No. 2 (2010)

AMPLIFICATION OF THERMAL NOISE
BY AN ELECTROSTATIC FIELD

Eugen Grycko$^1$, Werner Kirsch$^2$, Tobias Mühlenbruch$^3$
$^{1,2,3}$Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Hagen
125, Lützowstr., Hagen, D-58084, GERMANY
$^1$email: [email protected]
$^2$email: [email protected]
$^3$email: [email protected]


Abstract.Recently a formula for the variance of the thermal voltage between the ends of a conductor has been proposed. We discuss this formula with regard to possibilities of manipulating the thermal voltage. In particular, utilizing the dependence of the variance of the voltage on the density of the electronic gas confined to the conductor, we point out a possibility of voltage amplification by the exposition of the conductor to an electrostatic field. This possibility is noteworthy insofar as it necessitates only negligible input of electric power.

Received: April 7, 2010

AMS Subject Classification: 83B30, 83B31

Key Words and Phrases: modified Drude model, consistent estimator, parallel-plate capacitor, high voltage generator

Source: International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
ISSN: 1311-8080
Year: 2010
Volume: 61
Issue: 2