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Statistics of heat transfer in mesoscopic circuits

Publication date2004
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A method to calculate the statistics of energy exchange between quantum systems is presented. The generating function of this statistics is expressed through a Keldysh path integral. The method is first applied to the problem of heat dissipation from a biased mesoscopic conductor into the adjacent reservoirs. We then consider energy dissipation in an electrical circuit around a mesoscopic conductor. We derive the conditions under which measurements of the fluctuations of heat dissipation can be used to investigate higher-order cumulants of the charge counting statistics of a mesoscopic conductor.

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KINDERMANN, Markus, PILGRAM, Sebastian. Statistics of heat transfer in mesoscopic circuits. In: Physical review. B, Condensed matter and materials physics, 2004, vol. 69, n° 15. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.69.155334
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