Quantum collision current in electronic circuits

R. Gebauer, S. Piccinin, R. Car

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

19 Scopus citations


(Figure Presented) Some more power is needed to maintain a stationary charge distribution for circulating a current in a quantum device. This effect is a result of the quantum collision current originating from inelastic scattering, which contributes to the observable current density. The picture shows a molecular circuit consisting of a self-assembled monolayer of benzene dithiolate molecules in contact with two gold electrodes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1727-1730
Number of pages4
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 5 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


  • Density functional calculations
  • Electronic circuits
  • Inelastic scattering
  • Molecular electronics
  • Quantum chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Quantum collision current in electronic circuits'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this