Thursday, July 4, 2013

1307.0932 (M. Bagheri Tagani et al.)

Investigation of coupling geometry and dimerization effects on
thermoelectric properties of a C60 molecular transistor

M. Bagheri Tagani, Z. Golsanamlou, S. Izadi, H. Rahimpour Soleimani
Thermoelectric properties of a C60 molecular transistor are studied using Green function formalism in linear response regime. A tight-binding model is used to investigate the effect of the dimerization and coupling geometry on the electrical conductance, thermopower, and figure of merit. Increase of the connection points between the molecule and electrodes results in decrease of the number of the peaks of the electrical conductance owing to the interference effects. In addition, oscillation of the thermopower is reduced by increase of the connection points. It is also observed that the kind of carriers participating in the energy transport is dependent on the coupling geometry. Results show that the increase of the connection points leads to the reduction of the figure of merit.
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