Dresden 2017 – wissenschaftliches Programm

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MM: Fachverband Metall- und Materialphysik

MM 41: Electronic Structure Theory: New Concepts and Developments in Density Functional Theory and Beyond - IV

MM 41.4: Vortrag

Mittwoch, 22. März 2017, 11:30–11:45, GER 38

Current-induced cooling of Carbene-based molecular junctions: role of electrodes structure — •Giuseppe Foti and Héctor Vázquez — Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences Cukrovarnicka 10, Prague 6

In this talk I will present our first principles calculations based on density functional theory (DFT) plus Nonequilibrium Green's functions (NEGF) of the current-induced heating and cooling dynamics of a series of Carbene-based molecular junctions [1]. I will show how the atomistic details of electrode terminations have a strong impact on the heating dynamics of the junctions and how they can maximize the cooling of the system. In the cases where the molecule is attached to blunt leads and the electronic coupling to bulk states is strong the cooling efficiency of the most active vibrational modes decreases monotonically as bias increases. This results in the heating of the junction. On the other hand, when the molecule is connected to sharp electrode terminations such as chain-like structures, which can be formed experimentally when the metal-molecule bond is mechanically strong, and the electronic coupling to electrode states is weak, the cooling efficiency shows a non-monotonic behavior. It first decreases as a function of voltage but then increases at relatively high biases, effectively cooling down the junction [2]. These results reveal the important role of the atomistic structure of metal-molecule interface in the current-induced damping of localized molecular vibrations.

[1] Foti, G.; Vázquez, H. Nanotechnology 2016, 27, 125702.

[2] Foti, G.; Vázquez, H. submitted

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