Non-equilibrium Transport Theory Compared with Experiments on Single Molecular Junctions

When: Friday, 21st February (2014), 12:00h
Place: Departamento de Física de la Materia Condensada, Facultad Ciencias, Módulo 3, Aula de Seminarios (5ª Planta).
Speaker: Dr. Yoshihiro Asai, National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan.

Non-equilibrium quantum transport theory extended to include phonon transport, electron-phonon scattering effect, electron correlation effect, and heat dissipation effect has been successful to describe various experimental findings observed in single molecular junctions and atomic wires. Examples include the local heating effect, material dependence of the inelastic tunneling spectroscopy (IETS) line shape, electron correlation effect in the enhanced of rectification ratio at high bias voltage, temperature and length dependences of the electric conductance and its zero bias anomaly at very low temperature. In this talk, comparisons with the theory and experiments will be focused including physics and chemistry of molecular junctions.

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