0022-4715/04/0800-0425/0 © 2004 Plenum Publishing Corporation
Journal of Statistical Physics, Vol. 116, Nos. 1/4, August 2004 (© 2004)
Transport and Dissipation in Quantum Pumps
J. E. Avron,1
G. M. Graf,3
and L. Sadun4
Department of Physics, Technion, 32000 Haifa, Israel; e-mail: email@example.com
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York, New York 10012.
Theoretische Physik, ETH-Hönggerberg, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland.
Department of Mathematics, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712.
Received May 26, 2003; accepted March 1, 2004
This paper is about adiabatic transport in quantum pumps. The notion of
``energy shift,'' a self-adjoint operator dual to the Wigner time delay, plays a
role in our approach: It determines the current, the dissipation, the noise and