Combinatorial theory of the semiclassical evaluation of transport moments II: Algorithmic approach for moment generating functions Academic Article uri icon


  • Electronic transport through chaotic quantum dots exhibits universal behaviour which can be understood through the semiclassical approximation. Within the approximation, calculation of transport moments reduces to codifying classical correlations between scattering trajectories. These can be represented as ribbon graphs and we develop an algorithmic combinatorial method to generate all such graphs with a given genus. This provides an expansion of the linear transport moments for systems both with and without time reversal symmetry. The computational implementation is then able to progress several orders further than previous semiclassical formulae as well as those derived from an asymptotic expansion of random matrix results. The patterns observed also suggest a general form for the higher orders. 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Berkolaiko, G., & Kuipers, J.

citation count

  • 16

complete list of authors

  • Berkolaiko, G||Kuipers, J

publication date

  • January 2013