Quantum transport in nanoscale devices


Type of Project: Theory

Location: Donostia

Thomas Frederiksen

Sofia Sanz

In this project we will work with theoretical methods relevant for describing the physics of nanoscale devices, for instance the electronic and phononic properties of atomic-scale wires, single-molecule junctions, or graphene-based nanostructures.

Depending on the interest of the student, we will (i) study quantum transport theories (e.g., Landauer-Büttiker formalism, wave-packet propagation, and nonequilibrium Green's functions), (ii) develop toy models using tight-binding and interatomic potentials, and/or (iii) perform detailed simulations using ab-initio methods based on density functional theory (DFT).