Thomas Scaffidi - University of Toronto

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Title: Electron hydrodynamics

Description: Wolfgang Pauli called solid-state physics "the physics of dirt effects", and this name might appear well-deserved at first sight since transport properties are more often than not set by extrinsic properties, like impurities. In this talk, I will present solid-state systems in which electrons behave like a hydrodynamic fluid, and for which transport properties are instead set by intrinsic properties, like the viscosity. This new regime of transport opens the way for a “viscous electronics”, and provides a new angle to study how quantum mechanics can constrain and/or enrich hydrodynamics.

Speaker: Dr. Thomas Scaffidi

Institution: University of Toronto -

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Website: https://www.physics.utoronto.ca/people/web/members/3500/

Host: Dr. Bruce Gaulin
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