Electron hydrodynamics and Hall viscosity Keywords of presentations: Hydrodynamics, Hall viscosity

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Lind 409
Thomas Scaffidi (University of California, Berkeley)
A novel regime of transport whereby electrons behave like a viscous fluid has been the subject of intense study over the past few years. By using various kinetic and hydrodynamic models, we will study the conditions under which such a regime can be obtained and the experimental signatures one should look for. We will show in particular that the viscous Hall effect is a very useful probe of hydrodynamic effects and that the interplay of restricted geometries and applied magnetic fields leads to extremely rich physics.