Regensburg 2019 – wissenschaftliches Programm
HL 19.1: Vortrag
Dienstag, 2. April 2019, 11:30–11:45, H33
Simulating time dependent thermoelectric transport with t-Kwant — •Phillipp Reck, Adel Kara Slimane, and Geneviève Fleury — SPEC, CEA, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex, France
Recent theoretical works suggest that the thermoelectric efficiency of a nanodevice could be greatly enhanced if it is suddenly pushed out of equilibrium with the use of an external time-dependent parameter [1-3]. In those studies, quantum dot models were considered and the thermoelectric properties were calculated analytically with a non equilibrium Green’s function (NEGF) approach. Instead, we are developing an extension to the t-Kwant library  which will enable us to study numerically time-dependent thermoelectric transport in arbitrary (non-interacting) tight-binding models. It is based on a wave function approach, equivalent to the NEGF approach but drastically more efficient from a numerical point of view.
In this talk I will briefly introduce t-Kwant and discuss how to generalize it to thermoelectric transport. I will show that we reproduce previous results in the literature within derived the NEGF formalism for the resonant level model [1,5] and discuss first results for the dynamic thermoelectric transport in more complicated nanodevices.
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