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dc.contributor.authorAza, N.J.B.
dc.contributor.authorBru, J.-B. 
dc.contributor.authorde Siqueira Pedra, W. 
dc.contributor.authorRatsimanetrimanana, A.
dc.description.abstractThe growing need for smaller electronic components has recently sparked the interest in the breakdown of the classical conductivity theory near the atomic scale, at which quantum effects should dominate. In 2012, experimental measurements of electric resistance of nanowires in Si doped with phosphorus atoms demonstrate that quantum effects on charge transport almost disappear for nanowires of lengths larger than a few nanometers, even at very low temperature (4.2K). We mathematically prove, for non-interacting lattice fermions with disorder, that quantum uncertainty of microscopic electric current density around their (classical) macroscopic values is suppressed, exponentially fast with respect to the volume of the region of the lattice where an external electric field is applied. This is in accordance with the above experimental observation. Disorder is modeled by a random external potential along with random, complex-valued, hopping amplitudes. The celebrated tight-binding Anderson model is one particular example of the general case considered here. Our mathematical analysis is based on Combes-Thomas estimates, the Akcoglu-Krengel ergodic theorem, and the large deviation formalism, in particular the Gärtner-Ellis theorem.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research is supported by CNPq (308337/2017-4), FAPESP (2016/02503-8, 2017/22340-9), as well as by the Basque Government through the grant IT641-13 and the BERC 2018-2022 program, and by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness MINECO: BCAM Severo Ochoa accreditation SEV-2017-0718, MTM2017-82160-C2-2-P.en_US
dc.rightsReconocimiento-NoComercial-CompartirIgual 3.0 Españaen_US
dc.subjectFermionic Charge transporten_US
dc.subjectdisordered mediaen_US
dc.subjectCombes-Thomas estimatesen_US
dc.subjectlarge deviationsen_US
dc.titleAccuracy of Classical Conductivity Theory at Atomic Scales for Free Fermions in Disordered Mediaen_US
dc.journal.titleJ. Math. Pures Appl.en_US

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