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Full Counting Statistics in Quantum Contacts

  • Wolfgang Belzig
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 658)

Abstract

Full counting statistics is a fundamentally new concept in quantum transport. After a review of basic statistics theory, we introduce the powerful Green’s function approach to full counting statistics. To illustrate the concept we consider a number of examples. For generic two-terminal contacts we show how counting statistics elucidates the common (and different) features of transport between normal and superconducting contacts. Finally, we demonstrate how correlations in multi-terminal structures are naturally included in the formalism.

Keywords

Shot Noise Counting Statistic Tunnel Junction Normal Metal Quantum Transport 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Belzig
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  1. 1.Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of BaselBaselSwitzerland

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