A Distribution-Function Approach in the Many-Body Quantum Transport Theory of Quantum-Based Devices

  • F. A. Buot
  • K. L. Jensen
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 113)


A rigorous derivation of an exact equation for the quantum distribution function in many-body quantum transport theory is given. With a subsidiary device boundary condition, a finite “active” open system can be simulated. A fully gauge-invariant exact quantum transport equation for uniform electric fields is also presented.


Spectral Weight Quantum Transport Uniform Electric Field Rigorous Derivation Gradient Expansion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. A. Buot
    • 1
  • K. L. Jensen
    • 1
  1. 1.Naval Research LaboratoryUSA

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