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ballistic transport  motion of electrons in ultra-small (highly confined) regions in semiconductor structures at very high electric field with velocities much higher than their equilibrium thermal velocity; balistic electrons are not subjected to scattering, and hence,they can move with ultra-high velocity; balistic transport is determined by electronic structure of semiconductor, and is different for different semiconductors; allows ultra-fast devices.
scattering  process responsible for electron in a certain state, defined by its crystal momentum, suddenly moving into a different state; result of interactions with host atoms in the lattice, dopant atoms, as well defects; fundamental effect defining electron transport in semiconductor; in a way scattering can be seen as a "collision" during which species do not come to physical contact.
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