Overview: Energy Absorption by Driven Mesoscopic Systems Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract: There are three regimes in the theory of energy absorption: The adiabatic regime, the linear-response (Kubo) regime, and the non-perturbative regime. The mesoscopic Drude formula for electrical conductance, and the wall formula for friction, can be regarded as special cases of the general formulation of the dissipation problem. The overview is based on a research report for 1998-2000.

publication date

  • January 1, 2000