Workshop Details
Quantum Transport in Nanoscale Molecular Systems
08/01/2011 - 08/05/2011
Meeting Description:

Accurate and reproducible experimental measurements of quantum transport properties of single molecules have been recently reported. The experiments have revealed a wealth of interesting physical transport phenomena such as Coulomb blockade, Kondo effects, negative differential resistance, vibronic effects and local heating, as well as switching and hysteresis. The understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of quantum transport in single molecule junctions as well as the interpretation of these experimental observations requires the development of theoretical methods for the description of non-equilibrium interacting many-body systems at the molecular scale.
Recent theoretical work have provided a qualitative understanding of certain aspects of single molecule conductance and, in some cases, even quantitative agreement with experimental results was achieved. More often, however, the deviations between experimental and
theoretical results are significant. There is currently no consensus on the source of this deviations. Besides the fact that the molecule-electrode interface is difficult to control and characterize experimentally, available practical theoretical approaches do not include all important transport mechanisms in realistic simulations. Debated issues in the theory comprise the use of (ground state) DFT in most calculations, the approximate treatment (or negligence) of electron correlation and electron-vibrational coupling, as well as some other aspects of the many-body
non-equilibrium physics. Furthermore, questions involving molecular geometry and its evolution during transport also remain largely unsolved. The workshop will address these unsolved issues and other challenges in the theoretical description of quantum transport in nanoscale molecular systems.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 W. Colorado Ave Telluride CO 81435

Quantum Transport in Nanoscale Molecular Systems Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Albrecht, Klaus Ferdinand University of Freiburg
Beratan, David Duke Univ
Cizek, Martin Charles University, Prague
Dunietz, Barry University of Michigan
Evers, Ferdinand Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Frederiksen, Thomas DIPC - Donostia International Physics Center
Galperin, Michael UCSD
, Rainer FAU Erlangen
Hybertsen, Mark Brookhaven National Laboratory
Kirczenow, George Simon Fraser University
Leitner, David University of Nevada, Reno
Li, Zhenyu University of Science and Technology of China
, Lothar University of Freiburg
Mujica, Vladimiro Arizona State University
Novotny, Tomas DCMP, Charles University in Prague
Peskin, Uri Department of Chemistry
Pshenichnyuk, Ivan FAU Erlangen
Rungger, Ivan Trinity College Dublin
Ryndyk, Dmitry University of Regensburg
Segal, Dvira University of Toronto
Seideman, Tamar Northwestern University
Stafford, Charles University of Arizona
Stuchebrukhov, Alexei Chemistry UC Davis
Thoss, Michael University of Erlangen
von Oppen, Felix Freie Universitaet Berlin
Wang, Haobin New Mexico State University
Yang, Weitao Duke University

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