chapter  7

Joule Heat Generation by Electric Current in Nanostructures

WithS. V. Gantsevich, V. L. Gurevich

The classical and quantum point contacts differ substantially from usual bulk conductors and the experimental and theoretical investigation of their features represents a special problem. For example, one studies a step-like variation of conductance (Ohmic and non-Ohmic), shot noise, thermoelectric properties and a number of other transport effects [1,2].