Fluctuation-exchange approximation theory of the nonequilibrium singlet-triplet transition

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As a continuation of a previous work, here we extend the so-called fluctuation exchange approximation (FLEX) to study the nonequilibrium singlet-triplet transition. We show that, while being relatively fast and a conserving approximation, FLEX is able to recover all important features of the transition, including the evolution of the linear conductance throughout the transition, the two-stage Kondo effect on the triplet side, and the gradual opening of the singlet-triplet gap on the triplet side of the transition. A comparison with numerical renormalization-group calculations also shows that FLEX captures rather well the width of the Kondo resonance. FLEX thus offers a viable route to describe correlated multilevel systems under nonequilibrium conditions, and in its rather general form, as formulated here, it could find a broad application in molecular electronics calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number205117
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - nov. 15 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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