Unified description of inelastic propensity rules for electron transport through nanoscale junctions

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Unified description of inelastic propensity rules for electron transport through nanoscale junctions. / Paulsson, Magnus; Frederiksen, Thomas; Ueba, Hiromu; Lorente, Nicolas; Brandbyge, Mads.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 100, No. 22, 2008, p. 226604.

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title = "Unified description of inelastic propensity rules for electron transport through nanoscale junctions",
abstract = "We present a method to analyze the results of first-principles based calculations of electronic currents including inelastic electron-phonon effects. This method allows us to determine the electronic and vibrational symmetries in play, and hence to obtain the so-called propensity rules for the studied systems. We show that only a few scattering states-namely those belonging to the most transmitting eigenchannels-need to be considered for a complete description of the electron transport. We apply the method on first-principles calculations of four different systems and obtain the propensity rules in each case.",
keywords = "SYMMETRY, TUNNELING SPECTROSCOPY, SINGLE-MOLECULE, MICROSCOPY",
author = "Magnus Paulsson and Thomas Frederiksen and Hiromu Ueba and Nicolas Lorente and Mads Brandbyge",
note = "Copyright 2008 American Physical Society",
year = "2008",
doi = "10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.226604",
language = "English",
volume = "100",
pages = "226604",
journal = "Physical Review Letters",
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publisher = "American Physical Society",
number = "22",

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T1 - Unified description of inelastic propensity rules for electron transport through nanoscale junctions

AU - Paulsson, Magnus

AU - Frederiksen, Thomas

AU - Ueba, Hiromu

AU - Lorente, Nicolas

AU - Brandbyge, Mads

N1 - Copyright 2008 American Physical Society

PY - 2008

Y1 - 2008

N2 - We present a method to analyze the results of first-principles based calculations of electronic currents including inelastic electron-phonon effects. This method allows us to determine the electronic and vibrational symmetries in play, and hence to obtain the so-called propensity rules for the studied systems. We show that only a few scattering states-namely those belonging to the most transmitting eigenchannels-need to be considered for a complete description of the electron transport. We apply the method on first-principles calculations of four different systems and obtain the propensity rules in each case.

AB - We present a method to analyze the results of first-principles based calculations of electronic currents including inelastic electron-phonon effects. This method allows us to determine the electronic and vibrational symmetries in play, and hence to obtain the so-called propensity rules for the studied systems. We show that only a few scattering states-namely those belonging to the most transmitting eigenchannels-need to be considered for a complete description of the electron transport. We apply the method on first-principles calculations of four different systems and obtain the propensity rules in each case.

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KW - TUNNELING SPECTROSCOPY

KW - SINGLE-MOLECULE

KW - MICROSCOPY

U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.226604

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.226604

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SP - 226604

JO - Physical Review Letters

JF - Physical Review Letters

SN - 0031-9007

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