Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/301551
Title:
Transport in Interacting Nanostructures
Author:
Barr, Joshua
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Transport through nanostructures is studied at the many-body level using exact diagonalization and nonequilibrium Green's functions. Organic molecular junctions are a particular focus because of their technological promise. Work is presented regarding: (1) A π-electron model of organic molecular junctions developed using effective field theory; (2) series transmission and transmission node structure in interacting systems; (3) the effect of interactions on quantum interference and thermoelectricity in polycyclic junctions; and (4) nanoscale transport calculations using self-consistent statistical ensembles.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
molecular junction; non-equilibrium green function; series transmission; thermoelectric; transmission node; Physics; many-body
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Physics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Stafford, Charles A.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleTransport in Interacting Nanostructuresen_US
dc.creatorBarr, Joshuaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBarr, Joshuaen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractTransport through nanostructures is studied at the many-body level using exact diagonalization and nonequilibrium Green's functions. Organic molecular junctions are a particular focus because of their technological promise. Work is presented regarding: (1) A π-electron model of organic molecular junctions developed using effective field theory; (2) series transmission and transmission node structure in interacting systems; (3) the effect of interactions on quantum interference and thermoelectricity in polycyclic junctions; and (4) nanoscale transport calculations using self-consistent statistical ensembles.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectmolecular junctionen_US
dc.subjectnon-equilibrium green functionen_US
dc.subjectseries transmissionen_US
dc.subjectthermoelectricen_US
dc.subjecttransmission nodeen_US
dc.subjectPhysicsen_US
dc.subjectmany-bodyen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorStafford, Charles A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRutherfoord, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberVisscher, Koenen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberZhang, Shufengen_US
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