The aim of this book is to introduce the basic elements of the scattering matrix approach to transport phenomena in dynamical quantum systems of non-interacting electrons. This approach admits a physically clear and transparent description of transport processes in dynamical mesoscopic systems promising basic elements of solid-state devices for quantum information processing. One of the key effects, the quantum pump effect, is considered in detail. In addition, the theory for a recently implemented new dynamical source - injecting electrons with time delay much larger than the electron coherence time - is offered. This theory provides a simple description of quantum circuits with such a single-particle source and shows in an unambiguous way that the tunability inherent to the dynamical systems leads to a number of unexpected but fundamental effects.
Landauer - Buttiker Formalism; Current Noise; Non-Stationary Scattering Theory; DC Current Generation; AC Current Generation; Noise of a Dynamical Scatterer; Energetics of a Dynamical Scatterer; Dynamical Mesoscopic Capacitor; Quantum Circuits with Mesoscopic Capacitor as a Particle Emitter.