Transport in partially equilibrated inhomogeneous quantum wires.

  title={Transport in partially equilibrated inhomogeneous quantum wires.},
  author={Alexander Alexeevich Levchenko and T. Micklitz and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Rech and Konstantin A. Matveev},
  journal={Physical Review B},
We study transport properties of weakly interacting one-dimensional electron systems including on an equal footing thermal equilibration due to three-particle collisions and the effects of large-scale inhomogeneities. We show that equilibration in an inhomogeneous quantum wire is characterized by the competition of interaction processes which reduce the electrons total momentum and such which change the number of right- and left-moving electrons. We find that the combined effect of interactions… Expand

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