Cosmin Mihai Gainar

University of Iceland, Reikiavik, Capital Region, Iceland

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Publications (3)10.53 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: We use a non-Markovian generalized master equation (GME) to describe the time-dependent charge transfer through a parabolically confined quantum wire of a finite length coupled to semi-infinite quasi two-dimensional leads. The quantum wire and the leads are in a perpendicular external magnetic field. The contacts to the left and right leads depend on time and are kept out of phase to model a quantum turnstile of finite size. The effects of the driving period of the turnstile, the external magnetic field, the character of the contacts, and the chemical potential bias on the effectiveness of the charge transfer of the turnstile are examined, both in the absence and in the presence of the magnetic field. The interplay between the strength of the coupling and the strength of the magnetic field is also discussed. We observe how the edge states created in the presence of the magnetic field contribute to the pumped charge.
    New Journal of Physics 04/2010; 13(1). · 4.06 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Transport of electrons through two-dimensional semiconductor structures on the nanoscale in the presence of perpendicular magnetic field depends on the interplay of geometry of the system, the leads, and the magnetic length. We use a generalized master equation (GME) formalism to describe the transport through the system without resorting to the Markov approximation. Coupling to the leads results in elastic and inelastic processes in the system that are described to a high order by the integro-differential equation of the GME formalism. Geometrical details of systems and leads leave their fingerprints on the transport of electrons through them. The GME formalism can be used to describe both the initial transient regime immediately after the coupling of the leads to the system and the steady state achieved after a longer time.
    Computer Physics Communications 02/2010; 182(1). · 2.41 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The authors apply the generalized master equation to analyze time-dependent transport through a finite quantum wire with an embedded subsystem. The parabolic quantum wire and the leads with several subbands are described by a continuous model. We use an approach originally developed for a tight-binding description selecting the relevant states for transport around the bias-window defined around the values of the chemical potential in the left and right leads in order to capture the effects of the nontrivial geometry of the system in the transport. We observe a partial current reflection as a manifestation of a quasi-bound state in an embedded well and the formation of a resonance state between an off-set potential hill and the boundary of the system. Comment: RevTeX (pdf-LaTeX), 12 pages with 19 included jpg figures
    New Journal of Physics 03/2009; · 4.06 Impact Factor

Publication Stats

17 Citations
10.53 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2010
    • University of Iceland
      • Institute of Science
      Reikiavik, Capital Region, Iceland