Time-dependent framework for energy and charge currents in nanoscale systems


DPG Frühjahrstagung der Sektion Kondensierte Materie (SKM) | event contribution
March 14, 2018 | Berlin, Germany

The calculation of time-dependent charge and energy currents in nanoscale systems is a challenging task. Nevertheless it is crucial for gaining a deep understanding of the relevant processes at the nanoscale. We extend the auxiliary-mode approach for time-dependent charge transport to allow for the calculation of energy and heat currents for arbitrary time-dependencies. We apply the approach to illustrative examples, demonstrating its usefulness for a wide-range of problems, such as thermoelectric effects in driven systems.


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Time-dependent framework for energy and charge currents in nanoscale systems


DPG Frühjahrstagung der Sektion Kondensierte Materie (SKM) | event contribution
March 14, 2018 | Berlin, Germany

The calculation of time-dependent charge and energy currents in nanoscale systems is a challenging task. Nevertheless it is crucial for gaining a deep understanding of the relevant processes at the nanoscale. We extend the auxiliary-mode approach for time-dependent charge transport to allow for the calculation of energy and heat currents for arbitrary time-dependencies. We apply the approach to illustrative examples, demonstrating its usefulness for a wide-range of problems, such as thermoelectric effects in driven systems.


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