“Hydrodynamics of viscous electron fluids”

Andrew Lucas

Monday, March 7th at 4:00pm

Hydrodynamics is a universal effective theory which describes how complicated and chaotic many-body systems reach global thermal equilibrium. In ultra-clean solid-state devices, such as single-layer graphene, it is possible to observe a viscous hydrodynamic flow of interacting electrons through the device. In this talk, I will overview the necessary ingredients to see textbook viscous fluid flow, why they are not satisfied in most metallic systems, and why ultra-clean graphene is an exception. [Read more…]

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