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Electron — vibration interaction in tunneling processes through single molecules

 a,  b
a Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky prosp. 53, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation
b Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Physics, Vorobevy gory, Moscow, 119992, Russian Federation

It is shown how effective Hamiltonians are constructed in the framework of the adiabatic approach to the electron — vibration interaction in electron tunneling through single molecules. Methods for calculating tunneling characteristics are discussed and possible features resulting from the electron — vibration coupling are described. The intensity of vibrations excited by a tunneling current in various systems is examined.

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PACS: 73.23.−b, 73.40.Gk, 74.55.+v (all)
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.0180.201011d.1197
Citation: Arseev P I, Maslova N S "Electron — vibration interaction in tunneling processes through single molecules" Phys. Usp. 53 1151–1169 (2010)
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Оригинал: Арсеев П И, Маслова Н С «Взаимодействие электронов с колебательными модами при туннелировании через одиночные молекулы» УФН 180 1197–1216 (2010); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0180.201011d.1197

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