A Floquet theory-based formalism for computing electron transport in a molecular bridge coupled to two metal electrodes in presence of monochromatic ac radiation field was developed. The formalism was applied to xylyl-dithiol in contact with gold electrodes. Electron current was calculated for experimental inputs, including dc bias, intensity and frequency of the laser. Resonant conditions were achieved under which electron transport was enhanced through absorption/emission of photons.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry