Heidelberg 2015 – wissenschaftliches Programm
Q 65.5: Vortrag
Freitag, 27. März 2015, 12:00–12:15, C/HSO
Quantum single-electron tunnelling motor — •Pablo Carlos Lopez1, Alan Celestino1, Alex Croy1,2, and Alex Eisfeld1 — 1Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, 01187 Dresden, Germany — 2Department of applied Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, 41296 Göteborg, Sweden
In Ref  the dynamics of a nano-electromechanical rotor driven by a single-electron tunneling has been considered using classical equations of motion for the rotor and a mean field approach. The device is described by a rod that has attached two quantum dots on its extremities. The rod can freely rotate about a fixed axis. The device is located between two Fermionic baths which couple to the rod via tunneling of single electrons to the quantum dots. The baths also provide a static bias voltage that drives the system. In the classical treatment of Ref  some interesting phenomena have been observed, like a negative differential conductance. Possible applications of such device are for example signal amplification, current rectification and viscosity measurements.
In the present work we present a full quantum description of this system and discuss similarities and differences to the classical results.
 EPL (Europhys Lett) 98, 68004