ballistic transport


Definition of ballistic transport

: a phenomenon in physics where electrons travel at high speeds within a medium (such as a semiconductor) without scattering off of obstacles (such as atoms or other electrons) Small conventional devices have been demonstrated to enter an ultra-high-speed mode of conduction called ballistic transport.Predicasts Technology Update, 29 Jan. 1983

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1979, in the meaning defined above

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“Ballistic transport.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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