Temperature-dependent conductance of deformable molecular devices

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Transport through a molecular device coupled to a vibrational mode is studied. By mapping it to the Yu-Anderson model in the large contact broadening limit, the zero-bias electric and heat conductances are evaluated nonperturbatively. These exhibit a step from their T=0 value to half of its value as T increases due to the opening of the inelastic scattering channel. The spectral function exhibits the Franck-Condon suppressed multiphonon steps. The Wiedemann-Franz law is satisfied at low and high temperatures, but is violated in between. Relations to experiments are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number155402
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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