Imperial College London

Emeritus ProfessorAngusMacKinnon

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Visiting Professor
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 7540a.mackinnon Website CV

 
 
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Location

 

812Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@inproceedings{MacKinnon:2003:10.1016/S1386-9477(02)01001-9,
author = {MacKinnon, A and Armour, AD},
doi = {10.1016/S1386-9477(02)01001-9},
pages = {95--96},
publisher = {ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV},
title = {Transport via a quantum shuttle},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1386-9477(02)01001-9},
year = {2003}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - CPAPER
AB - We investigate the effect of quantisation of vibrational modes on a system in which the transport path is through a quantum dot mounted on a cantilever or spring such that tunnelling to and from the dot is modulated by the oscillation. We consider here the implications of quantum aspects of the motion. Peaks in the current–voltage characteristic are observed which correspond to avoided level crossings in the eigenvalue spectrum. Transport occurs through processes in which phonons are created. This provides a path for dissipation of energy as well as a mechanism for driving the oscillator, thus making it easier for electrons to tunnel onto and off the dot and be ferried across the device.
AU - MacKinnon,A
AU - Armour,AD
DO - 10.1016/S1386-9477(02)01001-9
EP - 96
PB - ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
PY - 2003///
SN - 1386-9477
SP - 95
TI - Transport via a quantum shuttle
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1386-9477(02)01001-9
UR - http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000183534200043&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=1ba7043ffcc86c417c072aa74d649202
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/64257
ER -