Theory of vibrational absorption sidebands in the Coulomb-blockade regime of single-molecule transistors

Matthias C. Lüffe, Jens Koch, Felix Von Oppen

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Abstract

Current-driven vibrational nonequilibrium induces vibrational sidebands in single-molecule transistors which arise from tunneling processes accompanied by absorption of vibrational quanta. Unlike conventional sidebands, these absorption sidebands occur in a regime where the current is nominally Coulomb blockaded. Here, we develop a detailed and analytical theory of absorption sidebands, including current-voltage characteristics as well as shot noise. We discuss the relation of our predictions to recent experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number125306
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume77
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 6 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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