Thermoelectric three-terminal hopping transport through one-dimensional nanosystems

Jian Hua Jiang*, Ora Entin-Wohlman, Yoseph Imry

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A two-site nanostructure (e.g., a molecule) bridging two conducting leads and connected to a phonon bath is considered. The two relevant levels closest to the Fermi energy are each connected to its lead. The leads have slightly different temperatures and chemical potentials, and the nanostructure is also coupled to a thermal (third) phonon bath. The 3×3 linear transport (Onsager) matrix is evaluated, along with the ensuing figure of merit, and found to be very favorable for thermoelectric energy conversion.

Original languageEnglish
Article number075412
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number7
StatePublished - 14 Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes


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