Viscous fluids of electrons
Department of Physics, University of Colorado Boulder
Abstract.– It was conjectured over 50 years ago that electrons in high-quality conductor could flow collectively as a viscous fluid, just like air or water. While impurities and Umklapp scattering forbid this behavior in conventional metals, it has now become possible to study electrons that flow like classical fluids in high-quality devices. I will overview the nature of hydrodynamic transport in electrons together with some recent experiments that allow us to directly probe this behavior.
Host: Xuan Gao