Nonconservative generalized current-induced forces

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A recent result for the curl of forces on ions under steady-state current in atomic wires with noninteracting electrons is extended to generalized forces on classical degrees of freedom in the presence of mean-field electron-electron screening. Current is described within a generic multiterminal picture, forces within the Ehrenfest approximation, and screening within an adiabatic, but not necessarily spatially local, mean-field picture.
Original languageEnglish
Article number075416
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review B (Condensed Matter)
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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