Enhanced Fano factor in a molecular transistor coupled to phonons and Luttinger-liquid leads

So Takei, Yong Baek Kim, Aditi Mitra

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    Abstract

    We study how the electron-phonon coupling and intralead electron interaction affects the transport properties of a molecular quantum dot coupled to leads. We consider the effects on the steady-state current and dc noise for both equilibrated and unequilibrated on-dot phonons. The density matrix formalism is applied in the high-temperature approximation and the resulting semiclassical rate equation is numerically solved for various strengths of electron-electron interactions in the leads and electron-phonon coupling. We have found that the Fano factor, which measures the noise to current ratio, is enhanced as the intralead electron interaction is increased, while both the current and its noise are smeared out and suppressed due to the interaction. Interestingly, the Fano factor exhibits super-Poissonian behavior as the electron-phonon coupling becomes greater than order one.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number075337
    JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
    Volume72
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Aug 15 2005

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics

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