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Wetzels, W. (author)
Most applications in electronics are based on manipulation of the electron charge. Currently, there is also a lot of research into the possibility to make use of the electron spin, for example in magnetoelectronics. This field of research studies hybrid systems consisting of ferromagnetic metals, paramagnetic metals and insulators. In this...
doctoral thesis 2007
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Peguiron, J. (author)
In this thesis, ratchet systems operating in the quantum regime are investigated. Ratchet systems, also known as Brownian motors, are periodic systems presenting an intrinsic asymmetry which can be exploited to extract work out of unbiased forces. As a model for ratchet systems, we consider the motion of a particle in a one-dimensional periodic...
doctoral thesis 2005