IJPAM: Volume 88, No. 4 (2013)


Eugen Grycko$^1$, Werner Kirsch$^2$, Tobias Mühlenbruch$^3$
$^{1,2,3}$Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Hagen
Universitätsstrasse 1, D-58094, Hagen, GERMANY

Abstract. Recently the phenomenon of enforced thermal noise amplification in a conductor exposed to an electrostatic field has been discovered in a laboratory experiment and qualitatively explained by computations concerning a simplified quantum model. The dispersion of the velocity operator of an electron at thermal equilibrium has turned out to be an appropriate indicator of the thermal noise level inherent in a metal. In the present contribution the behavior of this indicator is studied for an electron confined within a lattice which is interpreted as a quantum position space in the sense of a tight binding model. It turns out that the dispersion of the velocity operator increases when a narrow gap is arranged between two pieces of a metal. An empirical pendant of this computational result is also reported.

Received: October 26, 2013

AMS Subject Classification: 81-04, 81-05, 81V10, 82B10

Key Words and Phrases: Hamiltonian, quantum Gibbs state, dispersion of the velocity operator

We dedicate this contribution to Professor Andrei Duma from Hagen
on the occasion of his $70^{\text{th}}$ birthday.

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DOI: 10.12732/ijpam.v88i4.13 How to cite this paper?
International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
ISSN printed version: 1311-8080
ISSN on-line version: 1314-3395
Year: 2013
Volume: 88
Issue: 4