Advanced school on Quantum Transport using SIESTA

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This five-day online school will focus on the field of theoretical condensed matter electronic transport exploiting the non-equilibrium Green’s function approach. In particular, recent advances in transport theory [1] will be presented in the form of lectures and hands-on sessions on hot topics in the field. The teachers will present novel methods used for materials research modelling. The participants will learn the advanced features of SIESTA [2], such as the calculations of non-equilibrium properties using the TranSIESTA/TBtrans approach and the python framework SISL [3]. For example, the school lectures will cover a recent scheme introducing truly single-junction transport calculations [4] and the new implementations to include in the transport calculations different corrections to the Hamiltonian accounting for electron-phonon coupling [5], spin orbit coupling and electronic correlation. Moreover, the users will learn how to extract a tight-binding Hamiltonian from a DFT Hamiltonian allowing them to deal with very large systems [6,7].

The lectures will take place via Zoom with an invited list of speakers who will present their work in a variety of fields in which the covered tools have been used. Each topic will be followed by a hands-on session allowing participants first-hand experience with the tools and analysis.

While this is an open workshop (for everybody!), we ask participants to sign-up due to content distribution prior to the workshop itself.

The workshop will also host 2 evenings with online poster sessions, and all participants are expected to present their research in one of the two sessions.

Period17 May 202121 May 2021
Event typeWorkshop
LocationSan-Sebastian, SpainShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational