Current-triggered vibrational excitation in single-molecule transistors

Saman Alavi, Brian Larade, Jeremy Taylor, Hong Guo, Tamar Seideman*

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We investigate the possibility of inducing nuclear dynamics in single-molecule devices via inelastic, resonance-mediated tunneling current. Our method is based on the combination of a theory of current-triggered dynamics in molecular heterojunctions and a nonequilibrium Green's function approach of computing electron transport properties. The scheme is applied to study current-induced dynamics in single-molecule Au-C60-Au transistors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-303
Number of pages11
JournalChemical Physics
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Aug 15 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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