Inelastic transport in the Coulomb blockade regime within a nonequilibrium atomic limit

Michael Galperin, Abraham Nitzan, Mark A Ratner

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Abstract

A method developed by Sandalov [Int. J. Quantum Chem. 94, 113 (2003)] is applied to inelastic transport in the case of strong correlations on the molecule, which is relatively weakly coupled to contacts. The ability of the approach to deal with the transport in the language of many-body molecular states as well as to take into account charge-specific normal modes and nonadiabatic couplings is stressed. We demonstrate the capabilities of the technique within simple model calculations and compare it to previously published approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Article number125320
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume78
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 18 2008

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  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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