Vibrational assisted conduction in a molecular wire

Simon Pigeon, Lorenzo Fusco, Gabriele De Chiara, Mauro Paternostro

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We present a detailed study of the conduction properties of a molecular wire where hopping processes between electronic sites are coupled to a vibrational mode of the molecule. The latter is sandwiched between two electronic leads at finite temperatures. We show that the electro-mechanical coupling can lead to a strong enhancement of the lead-to-lead conduction. Moreover, under suitable driving of the molecular vibrational mode, the device can act as a transistor passing sharply from enhanced conduction to short-circuit configuration.
Original languageEnglish
Article number025006
JournalQuantum Science and Technology
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2017


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