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Nonadiabatic rectification and current reversal in electron pumps

Alexander Croy (Institutionen för teknisk fysik, Kondenserade materiens teori) ; U. Saalmann
Physical Review B (1098-0121). Vol. 86 (2012), 3,
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

Pumping of electrons through nanoscale devices is one of the fascinating achievements in the field of nanoscience with a wide range of applications. To optimize the performance of pumps, operating them at high frequencies is mandatory. We consider the influence of fast periodic driving on the average charge transferred through a quantum dot. We show that it is possible to reverse the average current by sweeping the driving frequency only. In connection with this, we observe a rectification of the average current for high frequencies. Since both effects are very robust, as corroborated by analytical results for harmonic driving, they offer a new way of controlling electron pumps.

Nyckelord: time-dependent transport, quantum-dot

Denna post skapades 2012-10-04. Senast ändrad 2014-03-24.
CPL Pubid: 164349


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