Quantum Theory of Magnetoelectromotive Instability in Nanoelectromechanical Systems with Positive Differential Conductance

Radić, Danko and Gorelik, Leonid (2013) Quantum Theory of Magnetoelectromotive Instability in Nanoelectromechanical Systems with Positive Differential Conductance. Physical Review Letters, 111 (18). pp. 186802-5. ISSN 0031-9007

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Abstract

We consider dc-electronic transport through a nanowire suspended between two normal-metal leads in the presence of an external magnetic field. We show the very mechanism through which such a system, whose stationary current-voltage characteristic is essentially characterized by positive differential conductance, becomes unstable with respect to an onset of self-excited oscillations in electrical transport and mechanical vibrations. The self-excitation mechanism is based on the correlation between the occupancy of the quantized spin-split electronic energy levels inside the nanowire and the velocity of the nanowire with the crucial influence of strong enough retardation effects in magnetomotive coupling coming from mechanical vibrations.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: quantum electromechanical systems (QNEMS), magnetoelectromotive instability, self-excited oscillations, tunneling
Date: October 2013
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Additional Information: Copyright (2013) by the American Physical Society.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Project code: 119-1191458-1023
Publisher: American Physical Society
Depositing User: Gordana Stubičan Ladešić
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2014 13:21
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 15:17
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/2181

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