Dephasing-controlled particle transport devices

Our paper has been published in Europhysics Letter!

Dephasing-controlled particle transport devices

We study the role of dephasing in transport through different structures. We show that interference effects invalidate Kirchhoff’s circuit laws in quantum devices and illustrate the emergence of Ohmic conduction under strong dephasing. We present circuits where the particle transport and the direction of rectification can be controlled through the dephasing strength. This suggests the possibility of constructing molecular devices with new functionalities which use dephasing as a control parameter.

Author: minustwofish

I am a quantum physicist.

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