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December 13th, 2006

Thermal Transport and Relaxation: Foundations and Perspectives

During the last years thermal relaxation and transport theory have regained a lot of attention. The reasons for this renaissance are of practical as well as of fundamental nature. Novel practical aspects of the theory are often linked to the ongoing miniaturization of all sorts of devices. If one scales down an electronic circuit, for instance, at some point the question arises whether a "nanowire" may still be described by the corresponding macroscopic transport equation (Ohm's law).


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