Coherent destruction of Coulomb blockade peaks in molecular junctions

J. P. Bergfield, Ph Jacquod, Charles A Stafford

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Abstract

Coherent electronic transport in single-molecule junctions is investigated in the Coulomb blockade regime. Both the transmission phase and probability are calculated for junctions with various contact symmetries. A dramatic suppression of the Coulomb blockade peaks is predicted for junctions where multiple atomic orbitals of the molecule couple to a single electrode although the charging steps are unaffected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number205405
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume82
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 5 2010

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  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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